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Supporting Our Communities

Ross is dedicated to investing in the communities where we operate and where our Associates and Customers live and work.

As a pillar of our CSR commitment, we have built several philanthropic initiatives, with an emphasis on building academic achievement and life skills in young people. These programs include partnerships with national nonprofit organizations—as well as regional and grassroots charities—serving the communities near our Stores, Distribution Centers, and Buying and Corporate Offices.

We also have a long-standing commitment to responding to the most urgent needs in all of these communities and the issues that affect our Associates and Customers across the country. In 2021, this included efforts to boost health and safety in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; promote DE&I; and provide support following natural disasters.

  • 1,300

    different nonprofit organizations received Ross contributions in 2021

  • $5M

    raised for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and First Book in 2021

  • $3.5M

    in personal protective equipment donated to nonprofit organizations in 2021

Our Philanthropic Mission

Ross Stores, Inc., established the Ross Stores Foundation to help us achieve our philanthropic mission:

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. Ross Stores, Inc. and the Ross Stores Foundation partner with organizations that work in our communities to build academic achievement and life skills for young people facing socioeconomic challenges. By boosting competence, confidence, and character, we can also boost opportunity, accomplishments, and long-term success.

Our philanthropic initiatives provide support through donations from our Foundation and Company, donations from our Customers at in-Store fundraisers, and the engagement of our Associates through volunteerism and workplace giving.