Kroger Company Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Kroger Company Foundation supports organizations in communities in which Kroger and Kroger brand companies operate.

IP TAKE: This funder supports both secular and non-secular nonprofit organizations.

PROFILE: When Barney Kroger first opened his grocery store in nearly 135 years ago, he would give day-old bread to hungry people. Established in 1987, the Kroger Company Foundation  focusing its grantmaking on “[e]nding hunger, improving food security, and bringing fresh, wholesome food to families who need it the most.” The foundation supports organizations located in communities around the country in which Kroger and Kroger brand stores operate. This includes 35 states and Washington, D.C.

While Kroger does not have a specific grantmaking program to which it dedicates funding to disease-related causes, it has a history of supporting such establishments. For example, past grantees include the Markey Cancer Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association. Instead, Kroger prefers to fund disease work more broadly.

Kroger’s grant amounts can range anywhere from less than $100 to over $300,000; however most grants typically range from $1,000 to $50,000.

The Kroger Company Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding throughout the year. Grantseekers may submit their applications online via the foundation’s Community Gifts page or by mailing their application materials to Jessica Adleman, 1014 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Grantseekers with additional questions may contact the foundation at (513) 762-1591.


  • Jessica Adelman, President and Secretary
  • Frederick J. Morganthall, III, Vice President