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How does my organization receive a donation from Starbucks?

At this time, Starbucks is not seeking opportunities for national or local partnerships or sponsorships. In addition, we are not accepting product or in-kind requests.

We continue to remain focused on funding communities through grants from The Starbucks Foundation programs and our stores local involvement in their communities.

How does an organization qualify for a grant?

Per the Starbucks Foundation Page, the areas of focus include:

  • Supporting our retail communities through Youth Leadership Grants.

Starbucks Youth Leadership Grants are dedicated to supporting young people to make change in their local communities. Visit the Starbucks Youth Leadership Grants website to learn more and review our dates for our Letters of Inquiry process.

  • Collaborating on projects that support social investments in coffee-, tea- and cocoa-producing communities.

Starbucks supports sustainable programs that meet these communities’ specific needs. Projects have included improving access to education and agricultural training, microfinance and microcredit services, improving biodiversity conservation, and increasing levels of health, nutrition and water sanitation. The Starbucks Foundation also makes contributions from the Ethos Water Fund to water projects in coffee, tea and cocoa communities.

  • Engagement of our partners (employees) with organizations they feel passionate about.

Starbucks encourages our partners to get involved in organizations they have an interest in and feel passionate about. Partners can submit Community Service and Partner Match requests to the Starbucks Foundation to match their volunteer hours and personal contributions they make to nonprofit organizations.

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