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The Starbucks Foundation

The Starbucks Foundation’s mission is to strengthen humanity by transforming lives across the world, with a focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity and uplifting communities affected by disaster.

The Starbucks Foundation supports thriving communities through grants to nonprofit organizations, from coffee and tea-growing communities around the world to our hometown in Seattle and neighborhoods across the country. We strive to create a positive impact for people – from the first ten feet to the last ten feet of coffee – by supporting nonprofit organizations in partnership with Starbucks partners, licensee partners and others with a shared commitment and belief in stronger, more equitable communities.  

Origin Grants

Starbucks has a long history of working with coffee and tea origin communities to address their most critical needs such as access to water, sanitation, health and education. Since 2005, The Starbucks Foundation has invested more than $25 million in programs that strengthen coffee and tea-growing communities.

On International Women’s Day 2022, The Starbucks Foundation set a goal to positively impact 1 million women and girls in coffee-, tea- and cocoa-growing communities by 2030.

The Starbucks Foundation Origin Grants make a difference in the lives of women, their families and their communities through programs that promote women’s leadership, create economic opportunities and expand access to clean water and sanitation (WASH) for women and girls across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Neighborhood Grants

Neighborhood Grants are investments that help build sustained local impact and inspire increased partner (employee) volunteerism with nonprofit organizations that serve our communities. Through this unique program, The Starbucks Foundation invited Starbucks partners (employees) to nominate a local organization in their community, leveraging insights from partners (employees) who know their neighborhoods best.

Since 2019, The Starbucks Foundation has received more than 115,000 nominations from Starbucks partners (employees) advocating for organizations in their communities, resulting in Neighborhood Grants totaling more than $20 million to 13,000 organizations across the U.S. and Canada.

The Neighborhood Grants program is part of The Starbucks Foundation’s goal to reach 25,000 local nonprofits by 2030, helping to support grassroots, community-led organizations and initiatives that directly serve communities where our partners (employees) live and work.

Global Community Impact Grants

The Starbucks Foundation has a global footprint, investing in initiatives around the world that drive locally-relevant impact and catalyze longer-term community outcomes and engagement, often in close collaboration with our business partners

Launched in 2022, The Starbucks Foundation’s Global Community Impact Grants program focuses on local impact in the communities where Starbucks operates around the world. Grants support causes including youth empowerment, inclusion & diversity, social services, hunger relief, economic opportunity, and coffee-, tea- and cocoa-growing communities. As part of the initiative, Starbucks international licensees and business partners join The Starbucks Foundation in investing in local nonprofits, providing in-kind donations and engaging volunteers for greater impact in addition to the grants.   

To date, over $3.2 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 90 nonprofits across more than 40 countries, representing more than half of all Starbucks global markets. These grants support communities from helping to build resilience in the Dominican Republic to fighting hunger in the Philippines.

Disaster Response

The Starbucks Foundation strengthens communities affected by disaster by investing in preparedness, response and resilience programs around the world.

We do this through partnerships such as the American Red Cross and World Central Kitchen, which allows for quick response to provide relief and comfort to people affected by disasters big and small, as well as support to help our grantees serve and meet the unexpected needs of local communities. The Starbucks Foundation also invites Starbucks partners (employees) and customers to join in supporting relief efforts, such as donating coffee to first responders or making a donation via the Starbucks mobile app in support of our nonprofit partners.

Together, we have helped to uplift communities, from wildfires and hurricanes across the U.S. to flooding in Brazil and earthquakes in Indonesia.

About The Starbucks Foundation

The Starbucks Foundation strengthens humanity by transforming lives across the world, with a focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity and uplifting communities affected by disaster. Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law.