Amazon to build a permanent Mary's Place family shelter within its Seattle headquarters
This first-of-its-kind partnership will include 65 rooms, sheltering more than 200 homeless women, children, and families each night. Continue Reading
Our communities
Amazon has long been committed to communities where our employees live and work. Today, we’re diving deeper than ever to provide innovative, creative and unique ways to support communities across the world. We are focused on our neighbors in immediate need – families fighting homelessness, hunger, and natural disasters.

We are focused on the next generation – providing resources and igniting passion for STEM education. We follow the energy of our employees – we encourage Amazonians to champion the causes and organizations that are near and dear to their hearts. These are just some of our efforts to support our neighbors.

Amazon’s efforts to address homelessness expand to Washington, D.C.

Many cities across the country are seeing a rise in homelessness, and that includes places where we have large groups of employees. Washington, D.C. for instance, was home to one of the biggest spikes in homelessness in the country between 2015 and 2016.

Delivering relief to communities impacted by natural disasters

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

The community banana stand

The Amazon community banana stand started as a fun, quirky way to hand out healthy snacks to anyone in the community. Since then, the community banana stand has expanded to two locations and become a weekday neighborhood pit-stop for anyone in South Lake Union or the Denny Triangle neighborhood. As long as the community keeps loving their daily bananas, Amazon will keep it running.

Coloring outside the lines

Meet the artist who transformed a fleet of Amazon trucks into delightful icons across the U.S. and U.K.

$10 million for and STEM education

I’ve been a coder almost all my life, and being able to code has created opportunities for me and for thousands of my fellow Amazonians.
A teen’s passion
How entrepreneur Niamani Knight, inspired by and fueled by Amazon, is empowering kids to learn.
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Expanding access to Amazon Prime

Medicaid recipients are now eligible for Prime for $5.99 per month.

Helping those on the brink of homelessness in Boston

Dorchester is home to St. Mary’s Center - a wonderful organization that assists 600 children and families each year with shelter and services to help them transition into permanent homes and sustainable employment.

Be the tipping point

Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver and Special Olympics athlete Marcia Barrett on the importance of unified sports, inclusion, and acceptance.

Kindle Reading Fund

The Kindle Reading Fund is a program that seeks to make books more easily available to communities around the world through digital reading. The Fund will donate Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and Kindle eBooks to further reading around the world. Initial programs in the Fund include:

Amazon Literary Partnership

Helping Writers Tell Their Stories and Find Their Readers

Amazon's Pro Bono Program

Amazon’s Pro Bono Program, aka the Amazon Justice League, encourages and enables its legal department to provide legal services to underserved people, communities, and organizations that otherwise would not have access to the justice system.
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A concert for a good cause

Amazonians held a benefit concert that raised $18,000 for Mary's Place

Amazon and team up for global Hour of Code

As the global Hour of Code week, sponsored by, kicks-off today in classrooms, offices, homes, community centers, and coffee shops around the world, I’m reminded how essential it is that we continue to expand access to computer science education. Increasing the participation of women and other underrepresented groups in computer science will help drive innovation far into the future.

Amazon Literary Partnership now accepting grant applications for 2018

Since Day One, Amazon has helped writers tell their stories and find readers, and since 2009 the Amazon Literary Partnership has contributed to that mission by supporting more than 100 literary nonprofits, including Cave Canem, Poets & Writers, Girls Write Now, the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35, Words Without Borders, and the Asian American Writers Workshop.
The thrill of independence
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