COMMUNITY GIVING

We Believe in Being a Good Neighbor

As Rhode Island's largest locally owned and operated independent grocer, we primarily employee Rhode Islanders. We live, work and play right here in the Ocean State: it's our home. What impacts Rhode Island, impacts us.

Dave's Fresh Marketplace has a long, rich history of giving back to the communities we serve and we are proud to consistently donate to the following organizations:

How Do I Request Help from Dave's?

Donation Requests

If you're requesting raffle prizes including: Gift Cards, Gift Baskets, Food or In Kind for your event please click the button below to utilize the Donation Request Form.

Charitable Support

If seeking Sponsorships or Mini Grants for nonprofit events, school or civic programming, please complete the Charitable Support Form. Be sure to include a copy of your 501c3 status with your request.

In 2022, we received over 3200 requests for assistance!

Because of the large volume of requests that we receive daily, please allow at least 3 weeks for a response from our team.

Also note that our charities of choice do not include...

  • Non-Local organizations: we earmark our contributions to those in the local communities we serve
  • Individuals: all of our donations benefit individuals but our donations are given only to organizations
  • Third Parties: We partner directly with organizations or charities that will benefit from the contribution
  • Scholarships: employees in good standing with one year or more of employment may apply each year
  • For-Profit Organizations
  • Political Organizations

Highlights from our
Community Giving Projects

American Cancer Society

Everyone is touched by cancer. Our statewide site supports the patient and the family with ongoing care.

Be the Change/ Project Hand Up

Providing impoverished individuals and families food so they do not have to chose between food and bills 

Blessings in a Backpack

Providing hunger free weekends for children in three Rhode Island communities 

Blue Bus Foundation

(formerly the NK Charitable Foundation) Supporting community efforts throughout the North Kingstown area 

Boy Scouts of America

Preparing young men for their future with mentorship, leadership and outdoor activities

Children's Friend

Serving RI’s most vulnerable children and families with Early Head Start, Head Start, WIC, adoption, foster care.  

Dave's Employee Scholarship Program

In the past 8 years, we have awarded over $250,000 to our hard working, dedicated and academically proficient employees. Application process opens in Spring to support the following high education academic year

Girl Scouts of South Eastern New England

Helping girls discover who they are and what they love to do through exploration and age specific programs

Girls on the Run

Committed to reaching elementary school aged girls, strengthening confidence and connections between physical and emotional health 

Hope and Main

Where food entrepreneurs, farmers and fishermen can connect to scale and thrive with a shared use commercial  kitchen. 

NK Food Pantry

Working to create a NK community where no one goes hungry

Providence Animal Rescue League

Provides rescue and relief of homeless animals; routinely supports the state’s animal control facilities and has dedicated staff to care for all pets in its no kill shelter  

RI Blood Center

The community relies on blood donations. Since 2020, there has been a critical need to save lives.  Donate today! 

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence

By providing assistance and support in Ri through its member agencies and volunteer network, RICADV provides emergency shelters, support groups, counseling services and legal support to victims.  

Specials Olympics

Changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities throughout the world 

The Izzy Foundation

The power of the family – by providing comfort and support through a number of hospital based programs for children with cancer and life altering medical conditions.  

The RI Community Food Bank

Each month, the Food Bank statewide network feeds more than 54,000 people including children, and seniors. 

The Tomorrow Fund

By providing daily financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer, the families can better support the children in treatment

West Bay Community Action

With over 40 programs and services in place  to help residents of Kent County: form newborn nutrition to senior safety