SpartanNash Foundation


Our impact

The SpartanNash Foundation is making an impact in the communities we serve. In 2017, we gave more than $1.5 million to nearly 200 nonprofit partners, helping to provide hunger relief, secure shelter and support our military heroes. The SpartanNash Foundation is committed to supporting organizations that align with our mission and serve the communities where our associates live, work and play.

We do so in two ways – through a series of retail scan campaigns and through quarterly grants.

At designated times throughout the year, the SpartanNash Foundation invites our store guests to donate to the nonprofit partners we support through a series of retail scan campaigns. One hundred percent of funds raised by the Foundation during these scans go directly to the causes we support. In 2017, our retail scans – supporting Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, military heroes and local food pantries – resulted in grants of more than $1 million.

Throughout the year, we invite nonprofit organizations that align with the Foundation’s mission to submit a grant application. The grants are reviewed quarterly by a volunteer committee of our own SpartanNash associates passionate about giving back in their local communities, who also provide recommendations to the SpartanNash Foundation Board of Trustees. A strong emphasis is put on the review of the organization’s financials, to ensure that we are supporting nonprofit partners that are financially solid. In 2017, Foundation grants totaled $526,500 and were awarded to more than 40 organizations in the communities we serve.

We invite you to take a closer look at our initiatives and the organizations we support, as well as the measurable impact we make every day on those working with us to achieve their potential.

See our 2017 SpartanNash Foundation impact report.

Our legacy

Since its creation in 2015, the SpartanNash Foundation has aligned with its community partners to provide hunger relief, secure shelter and support our military heroes – 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. It is funded primarily by donations from SpartanNash and in part by our associates and store guests.

Our associates support the Foundation through an annual pledge campaign, as well as through year-round volunteer initiatives with our nonprofit partners.

SpartanNash Foundation Board of Trustees

Chilain Backman, Manager, Accounting, MDV
Mitch Cadlo, VP, Supply Chain
Rene Hunter, VP, Finance and Military Business Development, MDV
Kathy Mahoney, President, MDV and Chief Legal Officer
Dave Staples, President and CEO
Tom Swanson, SVP and General Manager, Corporate Retail
Yvonne Trupiano, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Tom West, VP, Supply Chain


SpartanNash Foundation Officers

Dave Staples, President
Rene Hunter, Treasurer
Dan Persinger, Secretary
Meredith Gremel, Executive Director