UNFI Foundation Impact


2023 Funding

In 2023, the UNFI Foundation awarded more than $1 million to 66 nonprofits across the United States and Canada.

"We believe everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy food. We also believe that everyone should have equal opportunity to start and grow a thriving food business. Following an extensive strategic planning initiative in 2023, we are thrilled to introduce our revamped funding priorities and strategies, which will pave the way for a more inclusive food system." – Alisha Real, Executive Director

View our Grantees page for a full listing of this year's recipients.


2023 Impact

Celebrating the Impact of our Grant Partners

Our grant partners have made a big difference this year with our support. Here are some highlights:

  • Created and supported 1,929 acres of organic farmland
  • Fostered 78 new organic farmers
  • Established 378 new access points to fresh, healthy food in vulnerable communities
  • Delivered $6,607,988 worth of fresh, healthy food to at-risk community members
  • Created 426 school gardens
  • Taught 67,678 kids at 398 schools about healthy eating