SpartanNash Foundation


Our Impact

Throughout the year, the SpartanNash Foundation invites the communities we serve to join in supporting our national, regional and local 501(c)(3) non-profit partners. Guests of SpartanNash-owned stores or guests who shop online can donate at checkout.

Hunger, Heroes and Hope

Our charitable partners are carefully selected to ensure the dollars raised are effectively used in the local community. SpartanNash underwrites all operational expenses, ensuring that every dollar goes directly to the partner organization.

Honor and Remember is a non-profit partner of the SpartanNash Foundation
Honor and Remember has been a non-profit partner of the SpartanNash Foundation since 2016. Its mission is to publicly Honor and Remember every American fallen service member and recognize the enduring sacrifice of every family.

Annual Fundraising Campaigns

In 2022, the SpartanNash Foundation granted nearly $1.1 million through four campaigns, benefiting local Habitat for Humanity affiliates; Special Olympics; food pantry partners; and patriotic partners Honor and Remember, Team Red, White and Blue, and Operation Homefront.

Our Process

Throughout the year, we also invite nonprofit organizations that align with the Foundation’s mission to submit a grant application. The grants are reviewed quarterly by our SpartanNash Foundation Board of Trustees. Our grantmaking focuses on developing impactful partnerships in the communities we serve.

Our Legacy

Since its creation in 2015, the SpartanNash Foundation has joined with community partners that align with our focus areas of Hunger, Heroes and Hope – though our giving initiatives go back much further than that. With a combined total legacy of more than 100 years, the SpartanNash Foundation represents the best of its predecessors, the NFC Foundation and the Spartan Stores Foundation.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of our Associates and representing the company’s business units.

SpartanNash Foundation Board of Trustees

Tony Sarsam | CEO
Adrienne Chance | SVP, Communications
Amy McClellan | SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
Ileana McAlary | SVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Masiar Tayebi | EVP and Chief Strategy and Information Officer
Lynn Blasio | VP, Supply Chain
Doug Dillman | VP, Retail Operations
Rene’ Hunter | VP, SpartanNash Military
Mike Koppenol | VP, Total Rewards
Geoffrey Bernard | Director, IT Information Architect
Dawn Bredeweg | Manager, Charitable Giving


SpartanNash Foundation Officers

Tony Sarsam, Chairman
Ileana McAlary, President
Adrienne Chance, Executive Director
Rene Hunter, Treasurer
Dawn Bredeweg, Secretary