Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation

Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation logo next to images of children gardening
Sprouts healthy communities foundation logo, photos of kids in garden.

Improving health outcomes in the communities we serve by supporting nutrition education, nutrition access, and wellness programs.

Now Accepting Grant Applications!

We’re pleased to announce that our 2024 / 2025 Grant Cycle is now open! Schools and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Please visit our grants page to learn more!

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Woman teaching children around a table covered with vegetables

Why school gardens?

We know children who grow their own fruits and vegetables tend to eat more fresh produce. And with added cooking instruction, they’ll incorporate more of these healthy eating habits into their everyday lives. But school gardens do more than just grow produce—they support the whole child, benefitting their social, emotional, physical and mental health.

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Growing School Gardens Summit

The Growing School Gardens Summit is a bi-annual, national gathering that brings together school gardening professionals from across the country for three days of workshops, field trips and networking.

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Coast-to-coast Virtual Garden Tour

In 2021, we hosted the first-ever, virtual garden-based learning event. With lessons led by students from coast-to-coast, this event captured how school gardens are advancing nutrition education and environmental literacy, while also benefiting students’ social-emotional health.

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Neighborhood Grant Programs

Our Neighborhood Grants support organizations working at the community level, providing nutrition education and healthy food access to kids that will help them develop healthy eating habits that last a lifetime.

Healthy Communities Grants 

The Healthy Communities Grant supports our nonprofit partners in scaling existing programs or launching new programs. By offering multi-year funding, organizations can refine programs elements to better serve their community.

Impact Grants

Our Impact Grant partners reach a large number of students, often across entire cities or multiple states. These organizations are experts in their field and contribute to advancing school garden education through research and resource sharing.

24 Gardens in 24 Cities in 24 Hours

With the help of 600 volunteers and Sprouts community members, 24 learning gardens were built for deserving schools across the U.S.—giving 13,000 students and educators access to engaging nutrition education. Meet the schools, hear their stories and watch these gardens grow.

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Team Member Annual Day of Service

Last year, more than 1,000 team members participated in volunteer projects across the country, completing 4,000+ service hours building school gardens, painting murals, assembling food bags and more.

Sprouts x Angel City Football Club

As part of Sprouts’ partnership with ACFC, we collaborate to re-allocate 10% of the value of the sponsorship to benefit the Los Angeles community. To date, we’ve worked together to refresh eight school gardens and donated more than 1 million pounds of fresh produce and counting!

 

Local School Garden Builds

Throughout the year, Sprouts team members volunteer at a variety of service events. Recently, with help from the Young Men’s Service League, team members from Henderson, Texas built a new school garden at Solar Preparatory.

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Our Impact

This year...

 

Since 2015...

 

3 Million

will participate in
our school garden programs

12 Million+

hours of nutrition
education funded

160+

school & community
gardens built

$18 Million

in grants to
430 organizations

Foundation school garden photos