The Team Member Emergency Fund (TMEF) was created to help Team Members (TM) who are facing financial hardship immediately after a natural disaster or an unforeseen personal hardship. It is funded by voluntary support from WFM and its TMs. Donations can be a one-time gift or an ongoing periodic contribution of any amount. Every contribution helps to provide a tax-free grant to help a fellow TM in need when they are facing the unexpected.
You can make a voluntary ongoing gift or one-time gift through our secure site using your credit/debit card or directly donate through your payroll.
To setup or change a payroll deduction donation, click the Payroll Deduction button below. Deductions may take up to two pay periods to take effect (or to be stopped/changed).
To make a US donation using your Credit Card, Debit Card or other available options click here.
To make a Non-US donation using your Credit Card, Debit Card or other available options click here.
To make a donation via Text-to-Give, simply text the unique keyword "TeamWFM" to 71777.
All donations to the fund at the Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. are tax deductible in the U.S. The EIN# for the Emergency Assistance Foundation is 45-1813056.
If you are experiencing a personal hardship or the effects of a qualified disaster, you can apply for a grant for financial assistance. Please read the Application FAQs to see if you qualify.
The Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. administers all fund activities, and when needed assist applicants with their grant applications. Whole Foods Market Inc. will not have any insight into the grant process unless a grant recipient chooses to share his or her story.
The Emergency Assistance Foundation is here to help applicants through their challenging times. Please click the link above for social service suggestions, educational courses that cover everything from disaster preparedness to financial education and morе.