This is our hometown

For more than 50 years, we’ve been proud to call Seattle home

From one store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in 1971, to nearly 33,000 stores serving customers globally – for 50 years, Starbucks has always been about so much more than great coffee. After all, our mission at Starbucks is “to inspire and nurture the human spirit, one cup, one person and one neighborhood at a time.”

We have a responsibility to strengthen our communities. And know Starbucks impact in communities is most meaningful when our efforts begin with our partners who know their neighbors best.  Nowhere is that truer than our hometown of Seattle – where we’ve worked with our neighbors and partners to help strengthen our community for 50 years.

Hometown Events

Seattle is a happening place, and we are proud to be a part of local events that bring our neighbors together to support our communities.

Upcoming Events
Hot Java Cool Jazz

This amazing jazz-filled event is part of Starbucks ongoing commitment to support local area high school music programs. Ticket sales go directly back to the high schools that perform in the show.

Starbucks 25th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz will be on Friday, March 18, 2022 @ 7PM at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Seattle. Tickets will go on sale in late January 2022.

Up Next: Music from Rising Stars

Up Next Holiday Series – Fridays in December @ 4:30-5:30PM at the SODO Starbucks Reserve location.

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Starbucks is proud to be a long-time partner of STG, a non-profit arts organization committed to community education programs, offering opportunities for young people to grow their artistic talents.

Past Events

Hometown Partnerships

We are committed to the resiliency of Seattle. We partner with like-minded organizations that help communities engage through social services, civic engagement and community service opportunities. We will forever be dedicated to our hometown.

Arts & Culture


KEXP: Starbucks regularly partners with KEXP to support our local community through meaningful music experiences.

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Seattle Theatre Group (STG): Through a longtime partnership with STG, Starbucks helps to create opportunities for young people to grow their artistic talents.

Local Sports

OL Reign: Starbucks is proud to support the OL Reign and their Legends Campaign. The Legends Campaign celebrates extraordinary female leaders in the Pacific Northwest.

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Seattle Kraken: Starbucks is are proud to be a community impact partner of the Seattle Kraken and we’re excited to have our 21st Community Store at the Kraken Community Iceplex and serve the Northgate Community.

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Seattle Seahawks: Starbucks is proud to be a community partner with the Seattle Seahawks, and we’ve invited our customers – and fellow 12s – to show their Blue Pride along with us. Go, Hawks!

Seattle Sounders FC Logo

Seattle Sounders FC: Starbucks and the Seattle Sounders FC have teamed up in support of all things soccer. Scarves up, Seattle!

Community Services

Mary's Place Logo

Mary’s Place provides safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. Across nine emergency family shelters in Seattle and King County, they keep struggling families together, inside, and safe when they have no place else to go providing shelter, services, resources, community and hope.

New Bethlehem Catholic Community Services logo

New Bethlehem Catholic Community Services provides a continuum of care for homeless and low-income people throughout Western Washington. Through day centers, emergency shelters and emergency services, we provide warm, safe refuge from the streets.

United Way Logo

United Way’s mission is to bring caring people together to give, volunteer and take action to help people in need and solve our community’s toughest challenges.

Wellspring Family Services is a nonprofit, multi-service agency serving low-income and vulnerable individuals, children and families in Seattle and King County. For more than 125 years, Wellspring has been a source of opportunity for children and families to win their resilience, triumph over trauma, and reach their full potential.


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University of Washington: From community service, to Husky Stadium, to finals week, Starbucks is honored to partner with the University of Washington. Go, Dawgs!

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Starbucks is the exclusive coffee of the 2023 Met Gala