Kroger Foundation


When founder Barney Kroger opened his doors to give day-old bread to hungry residents, Kroger’s spirit of giving began. 

Nearly 135 years later, Kroger is still committed to sharing the fruits of our labor to fight hunger in our communities. 
We provide food and nourishment to help people live their best lives.


The Kroger Co. Foundation, established in 1987, places our communities at the center of what we do.  With our Purpose in mind – to Feed the Human Spirit – we support 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations focused on ending hunger; improving food security; and bringing fresh, wholesome food to families who need it most. 

The Kroger Foundation works to make a difference in the communities where we operate – across 35 states and the District of Columbia.  We focus on supporting our communities’ needs today and finding innovative solutions to help end hunger tomorrow.  Working together, we will achieve meaningful change that transforms our communities.   

To submit a Foundation grant request, please visit .  All requests must include a 501(c)(3) tax determination letter from the IRS. 


Although we would love to help everyone, The Kroger Co. Foundation generally does not support:

  • Individuals or for-profit organizations
  • Professional associations (Chambers of Commerce; Trade Associations 501(c)(6))
  • Political organizations or campaigns
  • Fraternal, social, veterans organizations (Rotary, Kiwanis 501(c)(4); Masons 501(c)(8); Elks 501(c)(10); VFW, American Legion 501(c)(19))
  • Religious organizations or institutions for sectarian purposes
  • Medical research organizations
  • Other foundations or granting organizations
  • Meetings, conferences or workshops
  • Dinners, galas and events
  • Sports teams or athletic competitions
  • Endowment campaigns and pledges

Thank you for considering us as a prospective partner in your work!


It’s a simple truth that our world is hungry for uplift. 

It’s a universal need, as powerful as our need for food or fuel. 

That’s why, with caring as our currency, we Feed the Human Spirit.