You voted, we gave: The Starbucks Foundation donates $1 million to help strengthen communities


This holiday season, The Starbucks Foundation donated a total of $1 million to three outstanding nonprofits by asking customers and partners (employees) to vote for the causes closest to their hearts. It’s just one part of the year-round giving by The Starbucks Foundation, and Starbucks, to empower youth, support frontline responders, alleviate hunger and so much more.

The results of the votes are in:

$500,000 will go to World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. 

$300,000 will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

$200,000 will go to Direct Relief

Direct Relief equips health professionals in resource-poor communities to meet the challenges of diagnosing, treating and caring for people in need.

Continue reading to learn more about the impact we’re making together.


Strengthening communities all year round

The Starbucks Foundation’s 2021 investments in communities
Highlights of Starbucks giving in 2021

10 million+

Meals* donated through the FoodShare program

$10.5 million+

Invested in hunger relief

1.2 million+

Cups of coffee donated to military and first responders

10 million+

Coffee trees donated to coffee farmers as part of the 100 Million Tree Commitment

*Based on pounds provided using the USDA calculation of 1.2 pounds equals 1 meal