Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Kroger Co. Foundation

The Kroger Co. Foundation was established in 1987 to support charitable activities in the communities where Kroger customers and associates live and work. The Foundation awards nearly $2.7 million to non-profit organizations on an annual basis.

Grants are made to feed the hungry, support breast cancer initiatives, provide disaster relief and assist local grassroots organizations. Read or download the Kroger Co. Foundation Report to the Community and learn more about how the Foundation strengthens the communities the Company serves.

When Fred Meyer Inc. and its banners Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Smith’s and QFC merged with Kroger in 1999, there were two separate foundations: Fred Meyer Foundation and Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation. Recently, the Ralphs/Food 4 Less and Fred Meyer foundations ceased separate operations and merged with The Kroger Co. Foundation. The Kroger Foundation serves all of the Company’s retail divisions, the Company’s manufacturing division and convenience stores.

Only proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations are considered. They do not use a specific grant application. Eligible organizations may submit proposals at any time through the community relations department of the local retail division office. The Foundation relies on personnel in the retail operating units to recommend the most appropriate and effective use of Foundation resources in the community. View the list of Kroger's retail division offices to find the one closest to you.

The Foundation does not support national organizations or programs; endowment campaigns; conferences or conventions; other foundations; individuals; medical research organizations; golf and other sports events.

Everything that you need to know about this funding source can be found in their contribution guidelines.

For additional information, please contact:

Foundation Administrator
The Kroger Co. Foundation
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 762-4449, ext. 3

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