The SpartanNash Foundation invites 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that align with our focus areas of Hunger, Heroes and Hope to submit a grant application.
To be eligible, an organization must be located within a 30-mile radius of any of our SpartanNash corporate offices, distribution centers or more than 147 retail stores, in order to support the communities we serve together.
Grant applications can be submitted once annually and must be received in full by 5 p.m. ET on the day of the submission deadline to be considered for that quarter’s Foundation board meeting. Grants are reviewed and approved by the SpartanNash Foundation Board of Trustees during their quarterly meetings.
Grant application deadlines for 2023 are:
- Friday, April 7, 2023
- Friday, July 16, 2023
- Friday, September 8, 2023
- Friday, December 8, 2023
Before beginning the application process, we encourage all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to read our Frequently Asked Questions section.
Completed grants should be submitted as one file and emailed to [email protected]. Grant applicants will be notified of their status within two weeks of the board meeting.
2022 SpartanNash Foundation Grants
Agate Housing and Services (formerly St. Stephen’s Human Services/ House of Charity), Minneapolis, Minn. – $15,000
Agate Housing and Services’ goal is to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing. Funding from the SpartanNash Foundation will fund the operations providing food and shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness in their community.
AgeWell Services of West Michigan, Muskegon, Mich. – $10,000
AgeWell Services of West Michigan’s mission is to keep older adults nourished, active, learning and living independently. Funding from the SpartanNash Foundation will support keeping older adults nourished through the Meals on Wheels program.
AYA Youth Collective, Grand Rapids, Mich. – $20,000
AYA’s mission is to create communities, rooted in belonging, for youth experiencing instability to own their future. Funding from the SpartanNash Foundation will provide access to nutritious food for youth ages 14-24, who are experiencing housing instability and literal homelessness.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Mich. – $5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids’ mission is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as responsible citizens through education, recreation and positive community experiences in partnership with the Grand Rapids Police Department. The grant from the SpartanNash Foundation will be used for their ‘Feel Good Fridge’ program which provides fresh produce to at-risk youth and their families at no cost.
Blessings in a Backpack, Bluefield, Va. – $5,000
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Every school-aged child in America has the nourishment needed to learn and grow. As a leader in the movement to end childhood hunger, Blessings in a Backpack strives to ensure children do not go hungry on the weekends by empowering individuals and communities to act.
Catholic Charities St. Cloud, St. Cloud, Minn. – $5,000
Catholic Charities Emergency Service Food Shelf provides nutritious food and essential personal care necessities, instilling hope to neighbors in need. They provide 5–7-day supply of food 1x/month to households.
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, Cold Springs, Ky. – $10,000
The Disabled American Veterans Charitable Services Trust fulfills a single purpose; to empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. Support from the SpartanNash Foundation will aid disabled veterans living in Va.
Feeding America West Michigan, Grand Rapids, Mich.- $5,000
Feeding America West Michigan is at the center of a united community effort driven by the core beliefs that hunger?is?unacceptable and meals can change lives. FAWM envisions a community in which all neighbors are nourished and empowered within an equitable food system. Together, they work every day to make this vision a reality. FAWM’s mission is to gather and distribute food to relieve hunger and increase food security in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
Feeding South Dakota, Sioux Falls, S.D. – $5,000
Feeding South Dakota is a hunger relief organization, fighting daily to eliminate hunger in the state. Each week, Feeding South Dakota assists in providing temporary food assistance to approximately 21,000 hungry individuals and families in the state. Their Backpack Program gives food every weekend to over 5,000 kids who otherwise might go hungry.
Feeding the Valley, Midland, Ga. – $5,000
The mission of Feeding the Valley is to gather food to feed the hungry with a spirit of compassion, good stewardship, dedication, urgency and inclusiveness. The heart of their mission is to feed hungry people.
Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia, Norfolk, Va. – $5,000
Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia distributes emergency food to over 400 partner agencies and programs throughout their 4,745 square-mile service area, including the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin, and Virginia Beach, as well as the counties of Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight, and Accomack.
Food Bank of the Heartland, Omaha, Neb. – $5,000
Food Bank for the Heartland is committed to fighting food insecurity. For 40 years and counting, we’ve worked to provide emergency and supplemental food to our neighbors in Nebraska and western Iowa. We couldn’t do this life-changing work without our 544 network partners and the support of volunteers, advocates and donors like you. See how you’re helping to make an impact across the 93 counties we serve.
Gleaners Food Bank, Indianapolis, Ind. – $10,000
Gleaners school-based pantry program was created in response to the overwhelming rate of child food insecurity and the need to provide proper nutrition able to combat the side effects of chronic hunger for low-income children and families. By partnering with local schools to establish community pantries. Gleaners aims to reach the most vulnerable children in their service area, all at no cost to the schools, students or families. These pantries are intended to specifically combat the symptoms and sources of hunger for students and their families. Funding from the SpartanNash Foundation will help fund these programs.
Greater Lansing Food Bank, Lansing, Mich. – $10,000
The mission of the Greater Lansing Food Bank is to alleviate hunger one meal at a time and to create a future where everyone has access to nourishing food. The grant from the SpartanNash Foundation will fund programs to ensure food access for the most underserved in their community.
Great Plains Food Bank, Fargo, N.D. – $5,000
Their mission – ending hunger all together.
Guiding Light, Grand Rapids, Mich. – $20,000
Guiding Light partners with individuals to fulfill their God-given potential through rescue, recovery and reengagement in community. Funds from the SpartanNash Foundation will be used to help fund programs to help men find paths out of addiction, homelessness and joblessness.
Hand2Hand, Grand Rapids, Mich. – $5,000
Hand2Hand delivers nutritious food to students over the weekends and on extended school breaks by mobilizing churches, schools, individuals and businesses to join together, providing hope and opportunity to thrive. Funding from the SpartanNash Foundation will help ensure students have access to weekend food rescue.
Hoosiers Hills Food Bank, Bloomington, Ind. – $5,000
Hoosier Hills Food Bank?in Bloomington, Indiana,?provides over three million pounds of food annually to nearly 100 other nonprofits serving people with low incomes and personal challenges, children and seniors. HHFB member agencies serve an estimated 7,500 people each week and 25,800 individuals annually.
LOGAN Community Resources, Inc., South Bend, Ind. – $10,000
LOGAN Community Resources supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they and their families can achieve their desired quality of life. The funding from the SpartanNash Foundation will provide general support of LOGAN Protective Services, along with some funds targeted for emergency needs, as LOGAN Community Resources, Inc. protects individuals with intellectual and development disabilities from abuse, neglect or exploitation, meeting their needs for housing, food and basic needs.
Manna Food Bank, Pensecola, Fla. – $5,000
Manna Food Pantries in Pensacola, Florida, is a local, grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hunger in Escambia & Santa Rosa counties. Their mission is to offer emergency food assistance, service the food–related needs of vulnerable populations and engage the entire community in the fight against hunger.
Maryland Food Bank, Landover and Severn, Md. – $5,000
The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need.
Meals on Wheels of Norman, Inc., Norman, Okla. – $10,000
Meals on Wheels of Norman, Inc. volunteer drivers deliver nutritious lunch meals to the ill, disabled, and senior members of their community. The grant from the SpartanNash Foundation will be used to battle rural senior hunger.
Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), Arlington, Va. – $25,000
Military Family Advisory Network’s mission is to amplify the experiences of military families through trusted research, connection and convening. Funding from the SpartanNash Foundation will help identify and develop solutions that will get food to military families in the most efficient, scalable and sustainable way possible.
Neighbors, Inc., South St. Paul, Minn. – $10,000
Neighbors, Inc. is committed to helping those in need by activating a robust volunteer community to provide support for families and seniors. Support from the SpartanNash Foundation will help provide healthy food to more than one hundred households/month through hunger relief programs.
Our Daily Bread, Bellefontaine, Ohio – $5,000
Our Daily Bread is located at Lutheran Community Services’ headquarters in Bellefontaine, Ohio. It is a free meal program available to the public. The program is from 4 to 6 p.m. during the week. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday it is held at 223 Oakland Square. On Tuesday and Thursday, it is at the Eagles Annex at Indian Lake.
Regional Food Bank of OK Oklahoma City, Okla. – $5,000
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, a member of the Feeding America network of Food Banks, is the largest private domestic hunger-relief charity in the state—providing enough food to feed more than 116,000 hungry Oklahomans every week, 37 percent of whom are children.
Robeson County Church & Community Center, Lumberton, N.C. – $5,000
Food insecurity is common in Robeson County, where economic opportunity can be difficult to come by. Our food assistance program, also known as our food pantry, provides an emergency supply of about a week’s worth of food for all members of a household, as often as once per month.
San Antonio Food Bank, San Antonio, Tex. – $5,000
The San Antonio Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 500 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. In fiscal year 2013, the San Antonio Food Bank provided nearly 50 million pounds of food. The mission of the San Antonio Food Bank is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education and advocacy.
Second Helpings, Indianapolis, Ind. $5,000
For more than 20 years, Second Helpings has operated a three-part approach to addressing hunger and poverty in Central Indiana. Each day, Second Helpings volunteers and staff rescue prepared and perishable food from wholesalers, retailers and restaurants – preventing unnecessary waste. That rescued food is used to create more than 4,500 nutritious meals each day that are distributed to more than 90 social service agencies that feed Hoosiers in need. Using that same rescued food, Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program prepares adults with barriers to employment for careers in the food service industry. This helps eliminate hunger and poverty at its source. More than 900 adults have graduated from this program. Second Helpings alumni are working in Central Indiana as cooks, executive chefs, business owners and culinary instructors.
Sojourner Project, Hopkins, Minn. – $10,000
Sojourner Shelter is a free, confidential safe haven for survivors of domestic violence and their children, with services that promote healing, increased safety and stability. They provide emergency safe haven, basic needs, legal advocacy and support programs and services. The Foundation grant supports Sojourner’s capacity to provide victim-oriented services that help them reclaim their immediate and long-term safety and stability.
Special Olympics Georgia, Norcross, Ga. – $2,000
Special Olympics Georgia’s mission is to provide year-round sports training, athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their family, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Funding from the SpartanNash Foundation will provide approximately eighteen athletes the ability to compete in the State Games.
Vetshouse, Virginia Beach, Va. – $30,000
Vetshouse is a unique nonprofit organization serving homeless veterans in Hampton Roads, Va. The SpartanNash Foundation is proud to support Vetshouse and their mission to provide housing, food, clothing, counseling and other assistance to homeless veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces to facilitate their return to gainful, independent, responsible and productive lifestyles. Their 12-month program provides contemporary living quarters in a group environment, assisting in job hunting, transportation, personal skills and development guidance.
West Ohio Food Bank, Lima, Ohio – $5,000
The West Ohio Food Bank in Lima, Ohio, will deliver about six and a half million pounds of food this year to over 100 agencies, shelters, soup kitchens and pantries in their 11-county service area.
YWCA Cass Clay, Fargo, ND – $15,000
YWCA Cass Clay is using the funding from the SpartanNash Foundation to fund the operation of a 24-hour crisis shelter and provide services to heal and empower women and children. Women will gain help to overcome barriers to independence, gain jobs and improve health.
Past Grant Recipients
Each year, our wholesale and SpartanNash Military distribution centers also personally select local food pantries to receive $5,000 donations through the Foundation. This annual tradition goes back to 2004, and the company’s distribution centers have donated more than $1 million to community food banks and pantry partners as a result.
Many of our Associates also volunteer at the nonprofit organizations we support through the SpartanNash Foundation, continuing our commitment to giving back to the communities where we live, work and play.