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Supporting Our Communities

Supporting and investing in the local communities near our Stores, offices, and Distribution Centers has been an important part of our 40-year history.

At Ross, we value integrity and strive to be a positive force in the communities we serve. Over the last four decades, we have demonstrated this core value by building meaningful and impactful partnerships with nonprofit organizations of all sizes – from major national partners to grassroots charities near our Stores nationwide. Many of these partnerships help us advance our philanthropic mission to prepare today’s youth for a bright tomorrow.

We take our commitment to supporting our communities even further by responding to the most urgent needs of our community. This includes efforts to respond to natural disasters and to demonstrate our support for diverse communities.

Through our community giving efforts, we are proud to support organizations that help strengthen our communities and create a brighter future for today’s youth by advancing academic achievement and building life skills.

  • 1,700

    different nonprofit organizations supported in 2022

  • $4.2M

    raised for Boys & Girls Clubs and First Book in 2022

Our Philanthropic Mission

Thanks to the generous support of our Associates, Customers, the Company, and the Ross Stores Foundation, we partner with organizations nationwide to achieve our philanthropic mission.

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

With a goal of building competence, confidence, and character in young people facing socioeconomic challenges, Ross partners with organizations that work in our communities to advance academic achievement and build life skills.

We invest in brighter futures by supporting programs that unlock the full potential of the next generation, including academic readiness, literacy, college and career preparation, mentoring, leadership, and more. By supporting these programs, we aim to increase opportunity, accomplishments, and long-term success.

Through donations from our Company and Foundation, we dedicate ourselves to this important mission. It is with the support of our Associates and Customers working alongside us that we are able to make even greater strides in advancing our mission. Our Associates lend their support through volunteerism and workplace giving, and our Customers support important causes through in-Store fundraisers.