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Building a home with heart
Unique, one-of-a-kind family shelter built within Amazon’s corporate office building set to open in early 2020. Read more
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At Amazon, we are committed to ensuring all children and young adults, especially those from underrepresented and underserved communities who reside in areas 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.

Amazon surprises hundreds of charities with donations

Company donates hundreds of thousands of items to charities across the U.S., by fulfilling their AmazonSmile Charity Lists.

Amazon Literary Partnership accepting grant applications for 2020

Until January 15, we’re seeking requests from nonprofit literary organizations for grants that will be awarded in 2020.

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 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.

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.

How raising her hand in robotics club led to an Amazon scholarship

With applications now open for Amazon Future Engineer scholarships, one of last year's recipients talks about her drive to excel and her hope that she can inspire other students.

Learning tech skills in a dogsledding town

How Amazon is helping increase access to computer science education for teachers and students in remote Alaskan villages.

A $3 million gift to expand STEM talent

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

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.

Support a cause that matters to you

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

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.
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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.

Calm amid chaos

New Alexa skill supports teens dealing with major stressors.

Amazon Literary Partnership 2018

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Garden in the sky

Amazon uses rooftop space to grow over a thousand pounds of organic produce this year—which is donated after harvest.

Delivering relief to communities impacted by natural disasters

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

The Spheres welcome first plant

Hint: it's an Australian tree fern.
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