Strengthening Communities Through The Starbucks Foundation Neighborhood Grants

Updated March 26, 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:

  • Supporting social services
  • Fighting hunger
  • Advancing inclusion, diversity and racial equity
  • Uplifting women and girls
  • Addressing homelessness
  • Empowering youth

By the Numbers • Since 2019

$12.5M+ contributed to communities, 65,000+ nominations from Starbucks partners, 8,000+ grants awarded to organizations

Since 2019, more than 65,000 Starbucks partners have participated, resulting in Neighborhood Grants totaling more than $12.5 million to more than 8,000 organizations across the U.S. and Canada.  

The most recent round of nominations during Starbucks Season of Cheer in December 2022 saw record participation from Starbucks partners across U.S. and Canada. The Starbucks Foundation recently announced it is awarding 2,000 grants totaling $2.5 million to organizations nominated by partners. These grants will support organizations that are addressing homelessness, fighting hunger and supporting youth and families. 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.