Whole Foods Market Annapolis is your community store, supporting dozens of local charitable organizations each year through direct donations, in-kind donations, and volunteer time.
How to Apply for Support
To apply for support from Whole Foods Market Annapolis, please click HERE to complete our online donations form.
- Must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or authorized to fundraise on their behalf.
- Must be an organization based in Anne Arundel County or the near surrounding region.
- Applications must be submitted online.
- Application must state the type of donation request (see below).
- Due to the quantity of applications we receive, please submit your request at least 10 weeks prior to your date of need.
Types of Support
IN-KIND DONATION REQUESTS
We encourage our local charitable organizations to reach out to us for support of their events and fundraising campaigns. Although we do not give direct cash donations, we can provide food, product and gift cards. For applicants, please provide a specific list of items requested for donation on your application.
Whole Foods Market Annapolis holds a 5% Day quarterly on which 5% of total sales is donated to a local charitable organization. Our 5% days are an opportunity to not only give back to the community financially, but to also partner with an organization on a hands-on project. We love being involved with our community! If applying for a 5% day, please include on your application suggestions of how a Whole Foods Market volunteer group of 10-15 individuals could support your organization with a specific project.
Upcoming 5% Days:
NICKELS FOR NONPROFITS
Whole Foods Market Annapolis supports two local nonprofit organizations quarterly through the Nickels for Nonprofits program. This program gives shoppers with reusable bags a wooden nickel to "donate" to one of these organizations. Each quarter, this raises several hundred dollars for each of the charities. It is also a great awareness raiser as we post information about the organizations at each or our registers for the full quarter.
Nickels for Nonprofits Schedule:
- October 1, 2012 - January 20, 2013, Recipients: Anne Arundel County CASA and Chesapeake Cats & Dogs
- January 21, 2013 - April 14, 2013, Recipients: Langton Green, Inc. and Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake
- April 15, 2013 - July 7, 2013: Jacob's Ride and Annapolis Dog Rescue
- July 8, 2013 - September 29, 2013: Accepting Applications
2013 Donation Recipients
America's Vet Dogs - The Veteran's K-9 Corps
Anne Arundel County CASA
Anne Arundel County Literacy Council
Anne Arundel County Medical Center
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Anne Arundel Sierra Club
Annapolis Dog Rescue
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
Belvedere Elementary School
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake
Books for International Goodwill
Box of Rain Foundation
C.A.R.E. of Queen Anne's County
Chesapeake Cats & Dogs
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating
Children's Theatre of Annapolis
Community Wellness Day Annapolis
Davidson Elementary School
Food Link, Inc.
Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake
Hillsmere Elementary School
Hospice of the Chesapeake
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
Jones Elementary School
Langton Green, Inc.
Lighthouse Christian Academy
Magothy Cooperative Preschool
Mayo Elementary School
MD Saltwater Sportfishing Assoc. Scholarship Foundation
Mid-Atlantic Bone Marrow Transplant Fund
Montessori International Children's House
My Girlfriend's House, Inc.
Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society
Oak Hill Elementary School
Patriots Booster Club of Old Mill High School
RISE for Autisum
Riviera Beach Elementary School
Second Genesis, Inc.
Severn Riverkeeper Program
Severna Park Green Hornets U10 Soccer
South Shore Elementary School
Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee
Sportsplex Gymnastics Team
St. Andrew's UMD School
St. Anne's School of Annapolis
St. Martin's Lutheran School of Annapolis
St. Mary's Elementary School
St. Mary's High School
The Country School
Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County
West Annapolis Elementary School
Wiley Bates Middle School
Whole Planet Foundation
Windsor Farm Elementary School
Y of Central Maryland
For more information about donations, community support, or to discuss volunteer opportunities for the Whole Foods Market team, please contact Mia Staton, Marketing Team Leader, at email@example.com.