OVERVIEW: The Kroger Company Foundation invests in organizations in communities where its corporate sisters 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 follows Barney Kroger’s example, focusing its grantmaking to “[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 as well as the Washington, D.C.
The majority of Kroger’s public-health related grants go to support local food banks such as the Marrysville Food Pantry in Marysville, Ohio; and the North Texas Food Bank located in Dallas, Texas. While Kroger’s grant amounts can range anywhere from less than $100 to over $300,000, 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