Investing in the communities where we operate is an important pillar of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. We support organizations that work in our communities, with an emphasis on programs that help build academic achievement and life skills in the young people who need us most.

OUR PHILANTHROPIC MISSION

In 2013, Ross Stores, Inc. established the Ross Stores Foundation to help us achieve our philanthropic mission. The Ross Stores Foundation is a signal of our steady commitment to investing in the communities where we operate.

Ready with Ross: Preparing today’s youth for a bright tomorrow

We invest in brighter futures by supporting programs that unlock the full potential of the next generation. With a goal of building competence, confidence and character in the young people who need us most, Ross Stores, Inc. and the Ross Stores Foundation partner with organizations that work in our communities to build academic achievement and life skills.

We provide support through the engagement of our Associate-volunteers and charitable contributions. Read more about our Store-Based Giving Guidelines and our Regional Giving Guidelines.

  • OUR NATIONAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS

    • The Boys & Girls Clubs of America seeks to enable all young people, especially those in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Ross has partnered with the organization for over a decade to achieve our shared goals. Read more about our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

    • First Book is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to new books for children in need. Through customer and company donations, dd’s DISCOUNTS has joined forces with First Book to purchase books for local educational programs. Read more about our partnership with First Book.

    • The American Heart Association (AHA) works to help people lead healthier lives. At Ross, we’ve worked with the AHA for more than 10 years to support the health of all members of the family through our annual fundraising drive and awareness campaigns. Read more about our partnership with AHA.

  • SUPPORTING DISASTER RELIEF

  • COMMUNITY GIVING NEAR OUR STORES

    Ross values our relationships with the communities where our Associates and customers live and work. We provide support — usually in the form of gift-cards — to charitable organizations that serve a population within 25 miles of a Ross or dd's DISCOUNTS store. Specifically, we invest in organizations that meet our giving guidelines and align with our philanthropic mission to create brighter futures by building academic achievement and life skills for today's youth who need us most. Read more about our Store-Based Giving Guidelines.

    We also donate to local, youth-related charities that align with our philanthropic mission each time we open a new Ross Dress for Less or dd's DISCOUNTS store.

  • COMMUNITY GIVING NEAR OUR OFFICES AND DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

    Ross Stores invests in regions where we have a strong business presence. Read more about our Regional Giving Guidelines.

    Buying Offices

    Key buying offices are located in New York and Los Angeles. These offices support numerous fashion- and community-related charities. In addition, our buying offices provide internships and scholarships to students interested in retail careers as part of the Fashion Scholarship Fund. To support our communities, our Associates are active in donating clothing, home goods and toys to support local families through our partnerships with organizations like Baby Buggy in both New York and Los Angeles.

    Corporate Headquarters

    Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ross proudly supports several local charities and initiatives. Ross sponsors the Golden State Warriors’ Read to Achieve program, which highlights the importance of reading, imagination and academic achievement to Bay Area youth. We also partner with the Oakland A’s to sponsor the Mathletics program, which promotes the importance of math by giving A’s tickets to students who complete the Mathletics math workbook.

    Beyond our partnership with these two organizations, we also have supported Bay Area charities that share our mission to create brighter futures by building academic achievement and life skills for today's youth who need us most.

    Distribution Centers

    Ross Stores’ distribution centers are located in Southern California, Central Pennsylvania and South Carolina. In 2014, our South Carolina distribution centers sponsored the Fort Mill History Museum’s educational program.