Sprouts healthy communities foundation logo, photos of kids in garden.
Sprouts healthy communities foundation logo, photos of kids in garden.

Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation

Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation

Grow Healthy

The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation is helping kids grow healthy through nutrition education and hands-on gardening programs that bring learning to life. In partnership with more than 100 nonprofit organizations, we’re teaching children how to grow and prepare fresh, nutritious foods, and empowering them with the tools they need to develop healthy eating habits that last a lifetime.

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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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School Garden Network Support

We connect nonprofit partners and educators across the country through in-person and virtual gatherings, exchanging best practices and knowledge resources to grow the school garden movement.


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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Our Grant Programs

Through our grant programs, we support nonprofit organizations that bring learning to life by delivering educational lessons to students in school and community gardens.


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.

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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.

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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.

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Our commitment to friendly service doesn’t stop at our stores. We pledge to be good neighbors in every community we serve through volunteer work and local event support. Each year, our team members participate in opportunities throughout the year to lend a helping hand and give back to the community.

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24 Gardens in 24 Cities in 24 Hours Initiative

Community members across the U.S. nominated deserving schools in their area to receive a new learning garden to help bring nutrition education to life. Meet the school garden recipients, 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


school & community
gardens built

$18 Million

in grants to
430 organizations

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