Neighbourhood Grants


Starbucks has always been about great coffee. But we are much more than that. 

Through the Neighbourhood Grants program, The Starbucks Foundation invites Starbucks partners (employees) to nominate local grassroots, community-led charities in their community to receive small grants. Neighbourhood Grants also helps build sustained local impact and inspire partners to engage with charities all year long.


In 2024, to celebrate the fifth year of the Neighbourhood Grants program, The Starbucks Foundation is awarding $5 million USD to more than 2,800 local organizations across North America nominated by partners, with more than $1 million CAD going to 330 charities in Canada. See the list of grant recipients here

North America - By the Numbers

Our impact since 2019:

115K+

NOMINATIONS

from Starbucks partners and alumni

13K+

GRANTS

awarded to organizations

$20M+

CONTRIBUTED

to communities

Top Causes 

The Starbucks Foundation supports a wide range of causes that Starbucks partners are passionate about addressing in their communities, such as:

Empowering youth

Uplifting families

Supporting hunger relief

Addressing homelessness

Advancing inclusion, diversity and racial equity

Promoting environmental stewardship

Our mission to nurture the limitless possibilities of human connection means working to strengthen the communities we serve, one conversation at a time. And because we know that our partners (employees) know their neighbourhoods best, our impact on local communities is most meaningful when it begins with them. Learn more below about some of this year’s Neighbourhood Grants recipients and Starbucks partners who work together to contribute positively to their communities.

Since 2019, Starbucks partners and Starbucks Alumni have submitted more 115k nominations, resulting in more than 13,000 Neighbourhood Grants totaling more than $20 million USD to organizations across the North America. Canada alone has received over 1,500 grants totaling more than $3.5 million CAD since the program launched.

Rainbow Resource Centre - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  

Justin, a store manager and 2SLGBTQ+ community member, is passionate about vital support service charities like Rainbow Resource Centre, which provides counseling, educational services and programming for people of all ages. Rainbow Resource Centre began as a University of Manitoba student group in the 1970s and is considered one of the longest continuously running 2SLGBTQ+ resource centres in North America. 

Having previously fundraised for Rainbow Resource Centre, Justin seized the opportunity to connect his personal interest in this organization to his Starbucks role through Neighborhood Grants. “Rainbow Resource Centre is integral to many within the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Manitoba and needs ongoing support to continue offering essential services.” 

Starbucks support for 2SLGBTQI+ partners and communities