The Starbucks Foundation $500,000 donation helps (RED)’s fight against AIDS, COVID-19

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On Dec. 1, in recognition of Giving Tuesday and World AIDS Day, The Starbucks Foundation will donate $500,000 to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS with (RED).

The donation will support the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response, which aims to strengthen health systems and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on AIDS programs. These funds will help protect the extraordinary gains the global health community has made in the fight against AIDS and ensure continued access to life-saving treatment and services.

 This donation builds on Starbucks prior efforts to support the global fight against AIDS. Since Starbucks partnership with (RED) began in 2008, Starbucks has generated more than $16 million in donations to help fight AIDS.

This donation also builds on The Starbucks Foundation’s investments to support community response and resilience during COVID-19. The Starbucks Foundation has contributed more than $9 million to a variety of global and local nonprofit partners, including Mercy Corps, the United Nations Foundation and over 400 community-based organizations across the U.S. and Canada in response to COVID-19.

To learn more about how you can get involved this World AIDS Day, visit

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