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Store-Based Giving Guidelines

The Ross Store-Based Giving Program provides support – primarily in the form of gift cards – to federal tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, and government programs serving a community within 25 miles of a Ross Dress for Less or dd’s DISCOUNTS Store.


Please review our giving guidelines and eligibility requirements for this program in full before applying for a donation using our eligibility quiz.

In summary, your organization must:

  • Be a federal tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, school, or government program.
  • Align with our charitable mission to create brighter futures by building academic achievement and life skills in economically disadvantaged youth, ages 3-24.
  • Serve a community within 25 miles of a Ross Dress for Less or dd’s DISCOUNTS Store. Use the Ross Dress for Less locator and the dd’s DISCOUNTS Store locators to see if your organization qualifies.
  • Have not received a donation from Ross (Ross Stores Foundation, Ross Stores, Inc., or dd’s DISCOUNTS) within the past 12 months.

Due to the volume of requests we receive, it may take six to eight weeks for recipients to be informed of an award. Ross does not accept email, mail, or fax requests.