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Supporting Our Communities

Investing in the communities where we operate is an important pillar of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

We support organizations that help strengthen our communities, with an emphasis on programs that build academic achievement and life skills in the young people who need them most.

We also have a long-standing commitment to supporting the health and safety of our communities; promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion locally and nationally; and responding to issues that affect our Associates and Customers nationwide. In the difficult year of 2020, this included taking decisive action in response to challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, social injustices, and natural disasters.

  • 1,000

    different charities received Ross contributions

  • $4M

    raised for Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  • $1.5M

    donated to local and national organizations providing essential COVID-19 relief services

Our Philanthropic Mission

Ross Stores, Inc., established the Ross Stores Foundation to help us achieve our philanthropic mission. The Ross Stores Foundation is a hallmark 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 young people, 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 donations from our Foundation and Company, donations from our Customers during in-Store fundraisers, and the engagement of our Associates through volunteerism and workplace giving.