The Starbucks Foundation celebrates holiday season by matching donations to eight nonprofit partners

This holiday season, The Starbucks Foundation is matching individual donations to eight non-profit partners who promote sustainability, create opportunities and strengthen communities across the U.S. and the world.

The Starbucks mobile app will highlight a different non-profit partner each week, offering customers an opportunity to learn more about the partnerships and support the non-profit partners’ work. Individual donations made between November 12, 2018 through January 6, 2019 will be matched by The Starbucks Foundation, up to $100,000 per organization, with a minimum of $50,000. Donations can also be made to any of the eight organizations at any time during the 8-week period through the giving links below.

The eight non-profit partners participating in “Match the Magic” are:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA)and its 270 local agencies create meaningful, supported mentoring relationships between youth (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood, and adult volunteers (“Bigs”), who ignite their potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a key partner in the 10,000 Connections campaign powered by Starbucks, LinkedIn, and MENTOR, which aims to close the mentoring gap by recruiting volunteer mentors. Together, these partners work to ensure more youth have a mentor to help them achieve their biggest possible futures. Learn more and give at:

Conservation International protects the nature that people need to thrive. Conservation International and Starbucks have been partners for more than two decades, from working with farmers on growing practices that would protect forests, water and soil, to creating prosperity for farmers and coffee communities. Through these joint efforts, Conservation International and Starbucks have improved the lives of more than 1 million coffee farmers and have cared for millions of coffee trees. Learn more and give at:

Feeding America’s mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of 200-member food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger. Starbucks partners have been strong advocates for food donations and many employees volunteer with their local food banks around the country. Starbucks is working with Feeding America and its network to rescue unsold food available from U.S. company-owned stores, with more than 10 million meals donated to date through the Starbucks FoodShare program. Learn more and give at:

Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead. Over the past two years, The Starbucks Foundation has supported Malala Fund’s Gulmakai Network, which invests in local education leaders in countries that face the greatest barriers to girls’ education. The partnership has supported the expansion of the Gulmakai Network to India and Latin America, providing educational and leadership opportunities for young women in these communities. Learn more and give at:

Mercy Corps’ mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Sharing in a belief that a better world is possible, Mercy Corps and The Starbucks Foundation have been working together to help people build safer communities, connect to economic opportunities, and respond to disasters through delivery of clean water and sanitation. Over the past 15 years, Mercy Corps and The Starbucks Foundation have impacted the lives of more than 400,000 people – from rural women in India to coffee farmers in Colombia. Learn more and give at:

UNICEF USA believes that it’s every child’s right to not only survive but thrive and find joy in their lives. UNICEF USA, The Starbucks Foundation and the Ethical Tea Partnership are jointly supporting a project to improve the lives of women and children in tea communities in Assam, India. The project will promote health, nutrition, education, water, sanitation, and hygiene, while also empowering adolescent boys and girls with knowledge, skills and support. Learn more and give at:

United Service Organizations (USO) strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Starbucks and the USO are committed to serving those who serve, from supporting service members and their families transitioning from military to civilian life to fostering a spirit of connection and understanding between civilian and military communities. Starbucks has strong relationships with USO locations across the country and supports their great work with funding and donated coffee. Learn more and give at:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been protecting the future of nature for nearly 60 years, involving local and global action and delivering innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature – from freshwater, food, and forests to climate, oceans and wildlife. Starbucks is partnering with WWF to make a positive environmental impact in communities around the world, including on sustainable packaging and circular economy initiatives such as the NextGen Cup Challenge: an industry effort to develop a recyclable and compostable cup solution. Learn more and give at:

About The Starbucks Foundation

Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation strengthens communities around the world by advancing opportunities for youth, veterans, refugees and coffee, tea and cocoa farmers and their families, supporting communities affected by disaster, and promoting civic engagement. The Starbucks Foundation is a U.S. 501 (c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law, and receives funding primarily from Starbucks Corporation and private donations. Learn more at

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