Strengthening Communities Through The Starbucks Foundation Neighborhood Grants

Updated July 28, 2023

Starbucks has always been about great coffee. But we are much more than that.

Coffee has the power to fuel human connection—bringing people together and building community all at once. Our mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit, one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time. That means working to strengthen the communities we serve. And because we know that it is our partners (employees) who know their neighborhoods best, our impact in local communities is most meaningful when it begins with them.

The Starbucks Foundation Neighborhood Grants

Top Causes

The Starbucks Foundation supports a wide range of causes that Starbucks partners are passionate about addressing in their communities, such as:

  • Empowering youth
  • Fighting hunger
  • Supporting families
  • Addressing homelessness
  • Advancing inclusion, diversity and racial equity
  • Promoting environmental stewardship

By the Numbers • Since 2019


contributed to communities


nominations from starbucks partners


grants awarded to organizations

Since 2019, more than 80,000 Starbucks partners have participated, resulting in more than 10,000 Neighborhood Grants totaling more than $15 million to organizations across the U.S. and Canada.

The most recent round of nominations during Starbucks Global Month of Good in April 2023 saw high participation from Starbucks partners across U.S. and Canada. The Starbucks Foundation recently announced it is awarding 1,900 grants totaling $2.5 million to organizations nominated by partners. These grants will support organizations that are empowering youth, fighting hunger, uplifting families and promoting environmental stewardship. See the latest list of grant recipients here.

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About Neighborhood Grants

The Starbucks Foundation’s Neighborhood Grants program supports grassroots, community-led nonprofit organizations through catalytic investments in the form of small grants that range from $1,000 to $10,000. Through this unique program, The Starbucks Foundation invites Starbucks partners to nominate a local organization in their community. Neighborhood Grants also help build sustained local impact and inspire increased partner (employee) engagement with nonprofits organizations that work in our communities.