Supporting UK and Overseas Communities

The Waitrose & Partners Foundation was created in 2005 to help improve the lives of, and create better opportunities for, the people and communities who grow, pick and pack our fresh produce. 

Operating in Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, Senegal and The Gambia, a percentage of the sale of Foundation products is invested back into the country of origin - co funded with our dedicated suppliers. Since inception, the Foundation has invested more than £11million into community projects. Our support has helped communities build creches, health clinics, libraries, maternity services and much more. In Ghana alone more than 100 projects have been supported, benefitting over 100,000 people, and in February 2019 the Foundation launched in Senegal and the Gambia, bringing on board four new farms representing over 4,300 workers. 

Find out more about the Waitrose & Partners Foundation here

The John Lewis & Partners Foundation was established in 2007 to benefit communities in the UK and overseas where John Lewis operates. One such example is the donation of over £121,000 over three years to the Street to School project, run by Toybox. Street to School works with parents to improve understanding of the importance of education and sending their children to school. It runs education clubs in slum communities, providing working and street children with informal schooling and homework support, and helps children enrol in a local school.

Find out more about the John Lewis & Partners Foundation here

Watch a film about the John Lewis & Partners Foundation here.


10 Years of the Waitrose & Partners Foundation in Ghana


13 years of the John Lewis & Partners Foundation


10 years of the Waitrose & Partners Foundation in Kenya