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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.

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.

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.

Amazon Literary Partnership 2018

Helping writers tell their stories and find their readers.

Why breakfast matters

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

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.

Taking poverty off the table

Giving people a FareStart at building better lives through food.

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.

A $2 million running start to stop homelessness

Thanks to generous donors and supporters, Washington, D.C.-based Friendship Place met their $1 million match offer from Amazon.

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.

glamazonians celebrate Pride around the world

With more than 40 chapters around the world, see how our glamazonians celebrated Pride.

Delivering relief to communities impacted by natural disasters

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

A writer's writer

The director of the Amazon Literary Partnership never stops walking in the shoes of the community he supports.
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Support a cause that matters to you

Through AmazonSmile Charity Lists, customers can purchase and donate items to the charities they support.

Investing in recycling solutions to protect the planet

Amazon’s $10 million investment will help Closed Loop Fund improve recycling for millions of households.

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.
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Amazon & Seattle Foundation welcome local nonprofits

This summer, we had the privilege of throwing our neighbors at Mary’s Place a giant ‘end-of-summer’ BBQ. From face-painting and cotton-candy to a visit from the Seattle Fire Department, this BBQ put a big smile on the faces of Mary’s Place residents and also Amazon employee volunteers.

This Navy fighter pilot found a new mission with Amazon

As head of Amazon Air, Sarah Rhoads is one of thousands of veterans working at Amazon.

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.
Open to interpretation
How an Amazon designer turned his disability into an advantage.
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