Helping Build Better Futures
For more than four decades, delivering great value to our customers has been at the core of our business. In fact, providing value and caring for others have helped define our culture over the years, and these principles extend beyond the walls of our stores and into our local communities around the world. When we have considered where our community initiatives could have the most impact, it has been important to us to focus on the intersection of these principles and areas of need for vulnerable families. Our global community mission is simple:
Deliver great value to our communities by helping vulnerable families and children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future.
OUR SOCIAL IMPACT AREAS
We bring our community relations mission to life by focusing our giving on four social impact areas that we believe are critical to helping families and children succeed and thrive.
In addition to our key social impact areas, we have also supported our communities when unexpected disasters strike.
Our Approach to Giving Back
We are a global business with stores located in thousands of communities around the world. There are several ways in which we organize our support:
Foundation Giving: Through our three foundations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe (which supports programs in the U.K. and Ireland), we provide philanthropic grants to selected nonprofit organizations.
Cause Marketing and In-store Fundraising: Our retail chains conduct charitable campaigns that align with one or more of our focus areas.
Associate Volunteerism and Giving: We encourage our Associates around the world to contribute their time, talent, and resources.
STANDING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES
As a Company, inclusion, respect, and fairness live at the core of our culture, and we believe the diversity of our Associates makes us stronger and better able to serve our diverse customers around the world. While inclusion and diversity have long been a priority at TJX, we recognize that, more than ever, we need to continue working to do more and be better. At TJX, we stand with our Black Associates, customers, and communities, and we stand for racial justice. As part of our response, we have broadened our global giving priorities to provide more direct support to Black communities.
Our aim is to help support racial justice and equity by contributing to organizations that help expand long-term opportunities for Black people and other people of color.
TJX, through its foundations and other funding, has committed an incremental $10 million in grant funding over the next two years, and we are pleased to fund a number of organizations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. By engaging more closely with our communities, we can help promote fairness and justice…not just today, but every day.
The following is a list of the organizations we are pleased to support:*
In the U.S.
In the U.K.
We fully understand that the philanthropic contributions we are making in support of racial justice and equity are just one step on a long road to social change. Action is required to make a difference, and any steps TJX takes toward this goal need to be incorporated into our ongoing development efforts and be sustainable to have a real impact. In that regard, we are focused on short-, medium-, and long-term actions to keep TJX moving forward in addressing this critical social need.
For more information on steps we are taking in our workplace to stand for racial justice and equity, visit the Inclusion and Diversity page.
*Donations in Europe are made through the T.K. Maxx and Homesense Foundation.
RESPONSE TO COVID-19
In early 2020, it became clear that COVID-19 would have a massive impact around the globe. In response, we wanted to help support those affected by the personal and economic impacts of this pandemic. In addition to our ongoing charitable efforts across the globe, we contributed several million dollars to organizations working with families in need due to the pandemic, such as Save the Children, Feeding America, the United Way, and several mental health organizations, as well as the Red Cross organizations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Poland, Germany, and Ireland.
Our teams around the world also identified other ways that we could give back, which included donating food recovered from store shelves to food banks, donating more than 10,000 masks to ”frontline” agencies, and donating television ad space for public safety announcements.