Promoting Diversity, Equality, & Inclusion
In 2020 important racial and social justice conversations and protests across the country highlighted the need to do much more to address long-standing racial inequalities.
As part of Ross’ commitment to maintaining an inclusive Company and supporting the communities where we live and work, the Ross Stores Foundation donated $500,000 to three organizations working to bring social justice for Black Americans: the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). These organizations are committed to fighting racism; conducting litigation, advocacy, and public education; and funding forums for youth to share their voices, listen, and heal. In addition, Ross and its Customers donated more than $4 million to BGCA to help young people from diverse backgrounds all across the country achieve and succeed.
Ross also supports social justice organizations through our Matching Gift Program. Ross matches donations made by full-time Associates to qualified organizations—up to $500 per year.
Our donations are just one part of our larger effort to address racial equity. You can read more about our commitment in the “Empowering Our Associates” section.