Starbucks is an internationally recognized name in the coffee industry, and is widely available in the U.S, and could be a great match for your nonprofit organization. Learn more about what types of charitable community involvement Starbucks participates in below.
Starbucks donates to nonprofits through The Starbucks Foundation program which offers various grant programs. However, nonprofits must be nominated by Starbucks partners (employees). In addition, Starbucks partners can submit Community Service and Partner Match requests to match their volunteer hours and personal contributions they make to nonprofit organizations.
Unfortunately, Starbucks doesn’t accept in-kind donation requests at this time, and focus their community involvement in their various grant programs. However, many other praiseworthy coffee shops do donate to nonprofits.
To save you time and make planning your next event more seamless, we have put together a list of excellent coffee shops that provide in-kind donations for nonprofits.
Starbucks offers Global Community Impact Grants, Neighborhood Grants, and Origin Grants.
The Neighborhood Grants support grassroots, community-led nonprofit organizations through catalytic investments in the form of small grants that range from $1,000 to $10,000. Starbucks partners (employees) can nominate local nonprofits to receive a Neighborhood Grant. To learn more about this program, click here.
In March 2022, Starbucks set aside $30 million into grants intended to serve nonprofits in the areas where Starbucks serves across its three international regions which are Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East & Africa; and Latin America & the Caribbean. Starbucks licensees which operate stores in these regions can nominate local nonprofits for grants. To learn more about this program, click here.
Origin Grants are awarded to coffee, tea, and cocoa-growing communities. Starbucks supports sustainable programs and projects that meet community needs such as improving access to education and agricultural training, microfinance and microcredit services, improving biodiversity conservation, and increasing levels of health, nutrition and water sanitation. Recently, The Starbucks Foundation has been focusing Origin Grants on empowering women and girls in origin communities. Read more about Origin Grants here.
Starbucks also supports various disaster relief organizations. Recently The Starbucks Foundation has awarded more than 400 Neighborhood Grants in response to COVID-19, as well as having supported emergency preparedness, response and resilience for disasters ranging from the Australian wildfires and port explosion in Beirut to the hurricanes and wildfires in the U.S.