Best Buy—a well known consumer electronics retailer, could be a great match for your nonprofit organization. Learn more about what types of charitable community involvement Best Buy participates in below.
Unfortunately, Best Buy recently has revised their giving program and no longer has an open donation or grant program, which had given over $25 million to community organizations.
Now, Best Buy selects its community partners through an invitation-only application, with a focus on building brighter futures through technology. The criteria for Best Buy’s community partners include working with schools and other community-based organizations to build awareness of the program to drive youth participation and ensuring access to teens from disinvested communities. Visit Best Buy’s Community Grants page for more information about this program.
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Best Buy focuses its initiatives on building brighter futures through technology, with programs such as the Teen Tech Centers, the Geek Squad Academy camps, and their Career Pathways program.
Best Buy aims to have built 100 Teen Tech Centers by the year 2025. Teen Tech Centers are safe, after-school learning environments that are equipped with the latest technology. These centers allow teens to develop skills such as computer programming, design, filmmaking, and other training that can prepare them for the future. There are currently 51 Teen Tech Center locations in 28 states.
The Geek Squad Academy from Best Buy allows students to explore technology through coding, game design, photography, 3D design, and more. Schools, non-profits, and community organizations can apply to host Geek Squad Academy Camps during school breaks or as in-school field trips for youth ages 10 to 18.
The Career Pathways program allows teens to spend nine months at a Teen Tech Center learning skills in a specific focus, like cyber security, computer repair or audio engineering, which leads to a paid summer internship in local businesses, or in Best Buy stores. Learn more about this program here.