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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.

Supporting a diversity of voices

Announcing the 2018 Amazon Literary Partnership grant recipients.

Mapping opportunity

Amazon employees accelerate effort to bring computer science to all U.S. high schools.

Why we choose to include

Helping people with disabilities find employment is part of Amazon's commitment to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Giving back is a win-win

Meet an Amazon Studios attorney who supports families and students with his pro bono legal work.

Building a community

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

Delivering relief to communities impacted by natural disasters

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

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. But FareStart, an organization that launched 25 years ago, works to break the cycle in a very practical way, by offering job training and work experience through its restaurants, cafés, and catering.

Sewing machines and a fresh start

In India, an innovative program is giving women opportunities they never imagined.

Taking poverty off the table in Seattle

Giving people a FareStart at building better lives through food.

How to sign up for AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop with Amazon. Shoppers who start at will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice.

The journey to acceptance and independence

Why the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games are especially meaningful for an Amazon family.

Expanding access to Amazon Prime

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

Inspiring kids with robots, technology, and games

Hundreds of children attended the 5th annual Tech Open House for Kids

A non-profit's "easiest money"

AmazonSmile helps a dance group for physically challenged children raise funds for students' dance shoes.

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.

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.

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.
A teen’s passion
How entrepreneur Niamani Knight, inspired by and fueled by Amazon, is empowering kids to learn.
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What is the banana stand?

Amazon is handing out free bananas to Seattleites and visitors.

Providing counsel for our neighbors

Amazon legal pro bono team supporting families at Mary's Place.

$10 million for and STEM education

Amazon believes that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.

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'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.

A world where everyone can be a reader

Cultivating a love of reading by donating ebooks to young readers in Africa.


Since launching in October 2013, millions of customers have signed up for AmazonSmile.

Pencils of Promise

AmazonSmile customers helped build a school in Ghana. That's just the beginning.

5 things you should know about Amazon and why we #GoGold

Learn more about ACCO and Amazon's donation to the organization.
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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

Working to continue to expand access to computer science education.

Amazon Literary Partnership now accepting grant applications for 2018

Until December 31st, we're seeking requests from nonprofit literary organizations for grants that will be awarded in 2018.
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