The Foundation also has committed to multi-year grants including:
- A $561,000 multi-year investment to Life Lab (Santa Cruz, CA), which will strengthen and expand its service model along with forming a national conference in 2021 to unite educators and leaders in the gardening industry
- A $375,000 multi-year investment to Sage Garden Project (San Diego, CA) to sustain and expand successful school programs
- A $150,000 grant to support Out Teach (Phoenix, AZ), which will create a new learning garden.
Lyndsey Waugh, Executive Director of the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, notes that their mission is to focus on the young and their exposure to nutrition education; specifically, the Foundation helps to promote cooking, gardening and access to nutritious produce in food deserts. “Central to Sprouts’ identity is giving back to the communities we operate in," she said, "and the Day of Service gives team members the opportunity to engage with the organizations the Foundation supports firsthand.