Helping to build
resilient, and
more equitable

We’re on a mission to invest in programs, partnerships, and advocacy efforts to address food insecurity, economic mobility, and communities in need.

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Mission & Focus

Shipt is committed to co-creating thriving communities by focusing on three key pillars: advancing economic mobility, addressing the root causes of food insecurity, and supporting communities in need.

Economic Mobility

Shipt is committed to leveling the economic playing field for African-American/Black and other underrepresented populations. This change happens by increasing the knowledge, skills, job access, and, u ...

Food Security & Resilience

Shipt is committed to reducing food insecurity and increasing access to healthy food options across our communities by leveraging our partnerships, technology, and scale to address the inherent discon ...

Communities in Need

Shipt is committed to partnering with communities to address their emergent needs as they arise through our community activations, partnerships, and investments. We aspire to be a trusted partner that ...

2022 Impact

Giving at a glance.


Team Member volunteer hours (VTO)


donated to Economic Mobility, Food Insecurity & Communities in Need.


awarded to 15 nonprofits through our Community Grants program


meals provided through our partnership with Feeding America®

Community Innovation & Impact Grants

Let’s make an
impact together.

Every year Shipt invests in organizations and nonprofits that are innovating to advance economic mobility, address food insecurity, and support communities in need.
Shipt’s purpose is to "spark the connections that show why every person counts." We focus on high-impact initiatives dedicated to meeting the many needs of our communities. As such, we invite interested organizations to apply for micro-grants ranging from $1,000-$25,000.

Grant Application Dates:

  • The 2023 grant cycle was May 15 - June 15, 2023.
  • The 2024 grant cycle will open spring 2024.

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2023 Grant Impact Areas

Promoting Economic Mobility

  • Workforce Development: High-impact programs that increase the representation of African-American/Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic learners and workers in the tech industry through exposure, training, and wrap-around services.
  • Small Business Support: Initiatives that help African-American/Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic-owned small businesses grow through capacity building and small business support services. Additionally, Shipt is interested in supporting minority-owned small businesses in the retail/consumer packaged goods (CPG) and tech sectors.

Food Security and Resilience*

  • Food Security: Innovative programs focused on expanding access to fresh, healthy, culturally relevant foods, hands-on nutrition education, and participation in government nutrition security programs to create more equitable communities. Additionally, Shipt is interested in supporting initiatives that reduce the logistical barriers communities experience in accessing healthy foods.
  • Resilience: Initiatives that strengthen local food systems and infrastructure to build thriving communities, including reducing food waste, supporting community gardening and agriculture, farmers' markets and cooperatives, food hubs, community kitchens, and food-based incubators.

*Note: Please note that we are looking for innovative solutions to food security and resilience. We will not consider funding requests from food pantries or food banks that do not meet our criteria.

Shipt is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion

We will prioritize groups led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and LGBTQ+ leaders and groups who are committed to racial, economic, and gender equity. We also support groups that work with overlooked and under-resourced communities, especially those that are emerging or newly formed and have limited access to institutional funding.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to submit a grant proposal:

  • Must be an IRS-certified, 5013c, tax-exempt nonprofit organization
  • Program/Initiative alignment with Shipt’s Pillars
  • Must have a current operating budget
  • Must have an organized board of directors

Shopper volunteer opportunities

Join us in lending a hand.

Feeding America

Did you know that 51% of food programs rely entirely on volunteers? Find your local Feeding America food bank and volunteer here.

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Red Cross

Give back by making a blood or platelet donation at your local Red Cross donation center. Find your local blood drive here.

Find your local blood drive here.

United Way

United Way is dedicated to being “the problem-solvers, the hand-raisers, the game-changers.” Check out the following links to see how you can rally with UW in your community:

United Way of Central AlabamaUnited Way Bay Area GreaterTwin Cities United WayFind your local United Way