Costco Foundation Grant

From The Costco Foundation

Costco is a membership warehouse club offering quality brand-name merchandise. The Costco Foundation offers grants to organizations focused on children, education, health, and human services.

Grant uses


Costco Wholesale’s primary charitable efforts specifically focus on programs supporting children, education, and health and human services in the communities where we do business. 


Organization's Location
Program Location
USA except AR, ME, WV, WY
Organization Type

Organizations should not submit proposals for more than 10% of their program's overall budget. For new applicants, we advise submitting conservative requests.


Individuals (crowdfunding, GoFundMe pages, etc.)
Capital campaigns, building projects, or equipment
Transportation and travel expenses
Political organizations
Religious organizations for religious purposes
Salaries or staff training
Government agencies
Loans or investments
Research studies
Athletic teams, events, booster clubs, or sponsorships
Animal related programs, including shelters
Merchandise for fundraisers and auctions
Symposiums, conferences, conventions, professional association meetings
Individual primary and secondary schools, PTO’s and PTA’s
Merchandise promotions, partnerships or advertising
General awareness campaigns/advocacy
Development or production of books, films, videos, television programs, social media or websites
Parties, celebrations, parades, festivals and raffles
Deficit funding
Awards, monuments and/or memorials
not specified


You may submit applications every year.
Required Attachments
W9 Form
Organizational Budget
Project Budget
Review Criteria

Decisions are made based on several factors, including:

  • Type of program
  • Identified community need not otherwise available
  • Indication that evidenced based data will establish measurable results of intended outcomes
  • Community collaboration
  • Broad base of financial support
  • Project budget and operating expenses