Lifting Up Our Communities
Kroger has a long history of bringing help and hope to the communities we serve. Since our earliest days, the Kroger Family of Companies has taken care of our neighbors and each other.
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 in our communities. We provide food and nourishment to help people live their best lives.
Thanks to our associates from coast to coast, we donated 69 million pounds of wholesome, nutritious meat, produce, eggs and dairy products to local food bank partners last year.Learn more about Zero Hunger | Zero Waste
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 nonprofit organizations focused on ending hunger, improving food security and bringing balanced meals to families who need it most.
The Kroger Co. 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 solutions to help end hunger tomorrow. Working together, we will achieve meaningful change that transforms our communities.
The Kroger Co. Foundation does not make grants to:
- Organizations that are not 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and/or expression.
We verify all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations through the GuideStar Charity Check to confirm they meet all IRS requirements to receive grants.
The Kroger Co. Foundation generally does not support: individuals or for-profit organizations; professional associations; political organizations or campaigns; fraternal and social veterans organizations; religious organizations; medical research organizations; other foundations or granting organizations; schools; churches; meetings and conferences; dinners, galas and events; sports teams or athletic competitions; and endowment campaigns and pledges.
Request a Grant
To submit a Foundation grant request, please visit www.CommunityGifts.com. All requests must include a 501(c)(3) tax determination letter from the IRS.