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Amazon Literary Partnership 2019
Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has awarded more than $12 million in grant funding to more than 150 literary organizations. Read more
Our communities
At Amazon, we are committed to ensuring all children and young adults, especially those from underrepresented and underprivileged communities who reside in communities where we have a physical presence, have the resources and skills they need to build their best and brightest futures.

We focus on building long-term and innovative programs that will have a lasting, positive impact in communities around the world.

Amazon in the community

At Amazon, we are committed to ensuring all children and young adults, especially those from underrepresented and underprivileged communities who reside in communities where we have a physical presence, have the resources and skills they need to build their best and brightest futures.

Bringing STEAM education to more families

Amazon is investing in its new headquarters region to ensure more families have access to a one-of-a-kind science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) experience.

6 things that make Amazon a "Best Workplace for Innovators"

Innovation takes place as a part of everyday work. Everyone at Amazon is a builder, and everyone is here because of their desire to deconstruct, and create, on behalf of our customers.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.

4 new ways Amazon is supporting our Seattle neighbors

We're supporting the local community with what we call "Right Now Needs," which includes increasing access to food, shelter, and basic goods for children and their families, as well as inspiring and educating kids to try computer science and coding.

Amazon’s latest donations to support housing and homelessness programs

By teaming with our passionate employees, we hope to have a greater impact on housing and homelessness in our HQ regions of Seattle, WA and Arlington, VA.

Why breakfast matters

The science behind eating a good breakfast in order to 'learn and be curious’ in class.

Building a community

Check out never-before-seen sketches of the new Mary's Place permanent shelter at Amazon.

“If you can help, you must”

St. Mary's Center reached their $1 million donation match from Amazon.

In photos: Giving people a FareStart at building better lives through food

The challenges of homelessness, poverty, and joblessness often seem overwhelmingly difficult to overcome.

A $3 million gift to expand STEM talent

Amazon’s donation to Seattle University expands opportunities in computer science.

Amazon funds robotics grants for 100 schools

Thousands of students from underserved and underrepresented communities across the U.S. to benefit from new Amazon Future Engineer robotics program.

Learning about computer science

Amazon leaders share tips for students working towards a career in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Community giving

Amazon Fulfillment’s primary giving is focused on our neighbors in immediate need, particularly families fighting homelessness and hunger. We are also focused on providing resources to the next generation of innovators and helping ignite a lifelong passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). In addition, we listen to our fulfillment employees’ suggestions for local causes near and dear to their hearts and give to organizations in their local communities that have impact.

Amazon Literary Partnership 2018

Helping writers tell their stories and find their readers.

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Through AmazonSmile Charity Lists, customers can purchase and donate items to the charities they support.
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"These people are my family"

More than a job, a manager finds an extended family through her Amazon co-workers after her daughter’s cancer diagnosis.

Every day is coffee day for the dozen independent roasters in Amazon’s Seattle headquarters

In celebration of National Coffee Day, see how beans from Elm Coffee Roasters get from Seattle's historic Pioneer Square to Amazon’s Day 1 building.

glamazonians celebrate Pride around the world

With more than 40 chapters around the world, see how our glamazonians celebrated Pride.
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FareStart finds additional space at Amazon

A few years ago, Amazon had to decide whether or not we wanted to move to the suburbs, where it would be less expensive and easier to expand, or stay in our long-time home, urban Seattle. The answer was quite obvious – we decided to stay in the city for a multitude of reasons.

Delivering relief to communities impacted by natural disasters

The Disaster Relief by Amazon team helps us coordinate relief efforts around the world.

Stop and smell the corpse flower

This rare plant usually takes about seven years to produce its first bloom, and is about to bloom in the Seattle Spheres.
Diversity and inclusion
Amazon’s mission is to be the earth’s most customer-centric company, and this mission is central to our work in diversity and inclusion.
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