Supporting Our Communities

We look to leverage our scale for good and use our ability to innovate quickly to strengthen communities around the world where our employees live and work. Amazon’s culture is built around solving impossible problems, which is why we’re able to take a different, more hands-on approach than most. We work side-by-side with community partners to find solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges and build long-term, innovative programs that have a lasting, positive impact.
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We focus on building long-term, innovative programs that have a lasting, positive impact.

Some ways we’re supporting communities around the world include making sure more young people learn about STEM and computer science through Amazon Future Engineer; addressing “Right Now Needs” to help ensure basic needs are met in order for students to be successful at school; supporting global communities following natural disasters; and making it easy for customers to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop through AmazonSmile.
  • We seek to encourage students from underserved communities to learn computer science and someday pursue careers in technology or other in-demand jobs of the future by providing access to quality computer science education opportunities. Our signature Amazon Future Engineer program is designed to inspire, educate, and prepare students from childhood through college.
  • Our focus on housing equity includes a more than $2 billion Housing Equity Fund to preserve and create housing that is affordable for moderate- to low-income individuals and families in communities we are proud to call home. A $100 million commitment to our nonprofit partner also supports families on their journey out of homelessness.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic intensified the need for hunger-relief efforts, and Amazon is committed to playing our part by donating delivery services to help food banks and nonprofits get meals to the doorsteps of people in need.
  • We leverage Amazon’s vast operational excellence, innovative technologies, and worldwide logistics network to provide fast and effective support to organizations fighting large-scale natural disasters. Amazon has filled cargo jets with Amazon-donated items for communities ravaged by hurricanes, sent solar-powered lights to people living without power, enabled customers to easily donate products and cash on Amazon.com, and helped governments and nonprofits expedite response efforts at scale through our AWS cloud services.
  • AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop with Amazon. Through the AmazonSmile program, Amazon has donated more than $237 million globally for charities as of November 2020.
  • Every day, we donate 50,000 items to help people in need. In one year, FBA Donations provided 20 million items in the U.S. and UK to support communities and help the planet, and now the program launches in France.
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