Our U.S. Foundation

Our Community Mission is to provide great value to our communities by helping vulnerable families and children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future.

At this time, in addition to our support for current national and local nonprofit partners, we are accepting letters of inquiry from nonprofits seeking grant support in the following areas only:

  • Basic needs (food, clothing, and shelter)
  • Access to opportunities outside of school that enable school success for at-risk youth (pre-kindergarten to grade 12)
  • Workforce readiness training for at-risk youth (ages 16-24)
  • Safety from domestic violence (shelter, prevention, and services)

Giving Guidelines

To be considered for a grant, organizations should:

  • Be aligned with our mission
  • Provide services within 15 miles of a TJX store, distribution center, or office
  • Be a registered 501(c)(3) for at least the past 12 months
  • Not have received funding from TJX in the past 12 months
  • Have a public nondiscrimination policy that states that the organization does not, by policy or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

TJX does not accept funding requests for:

  • Capital campaigns
  • Staff salaries
  • Third-party giving/foundations
  • Scholarships
  • Political groups/parties or lobbying
  • Municipalities
  • Schools/colleges
  • Sponsorships, walks, events, or memberships
  • Organizations requiring recipients to accept a specific belief or doctrine to receive services
  • General operating funds

Due to the high volume of requests, we will not be able to fund all organizations that fit our giving guidelines and mission. We take our commitment to our communities very seriously and would like to fulfill all the requests we receive. Unfortunately, we receive many more appeals for support than we are able to satisfy. When an organization is not invited to apply or a request is denied, it is not a reflection of our view of the organization’s value.

TJX reserves the right to make all determinations regarding the organizations and programs that we support.

How To Apply For Funding1

Step 1:
Please review our Community Mission and Giving Guidelines listed above. Only nonprofits that align with our Community Mission and Giving Guidelines will be considered for funding.

Step 2:
If your nonprofit aligns with the Community Mission and Giving Guidelines, please complete our eligibility questionnaire.

Step 3:
If you pass the eligibility questionnaire, you will then have the opportunity to submit a Letter of Inquiry. Letters of Inquiry will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Due to the volume of requests, we will not be able to fund all nonprofits that fit our Community Mission and Giving Guidelines.

Step 4:
Following the submission of the Letter of Inquiry, selected nonprofits will receive an invitation to complete an application for funding. Applications are accepted by invitation only.

Step 5:
Complete the application for funding.

Your application for funding will be reviewed and, if approved, the grant will be mailed to your nonprofit.

Our U.S. Foundation Frequently Asked Questions

1Giving Guidelines and information on how to apply for funding are not available online for The TJX Canada Foundation or TJX Europe Foundation. For more information, please email FindYourStride@tjxcanada.ca in Canada or TKMaxx&Homesense_Foundation@tjxeurope.com in Europe. The information on this page is for U.S. 501 (c)(3) organizations.

Updated March 2024