Corporate Giving

Through our gifts from Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, more than $27 million was contributed to approximately 5,200 nonprofit organizations in 2015. The majority of our gifts were directed to our core focus areas for funding: arts and culture, education, HIV/AIDS and issues of special interest to women – predominantly women’s health and domestic violence.

Included in the 2015 total is more than $4 million donated to charities across the country as a dollar-for-dollar match of our associates’ personal charitable contributions to more than 3,400 individual nonprofit organizations.

Across the country, support from Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s giving programs helped sponsor free admission to museums and exhibits, special musical performances, art exhibits, and art and theatre workshops for children. In the education sector, we funded scholarship programs, summer reading programs, mentoring and tutoring, and early childhood education initiatives. Grants in our HIV/AIDS focus area included sponsorship of awareness walks and runs, as well as funding for meals and nutrition programs, housing programs, and research and counseling initiatives. In the women’s issues focus, our grants supported early detection and screening programs for heart disease, breast cancer and ovarian cancer; provided a wide range of assistance to emergency shelters; funded self-esteem and leadership programs for young girls and teens, and sponsored a nationwide program to raise awareness about domestic and dating violence.

Our contributions committees, operating through our My Macy’s District Grants program, awarded nearly 1,200 individual grants in 2015 totaling nearly $3.5 million. The My Macy’s District Grants program supports individual local communities across the country where we have stores or other facilities.

We know our support is making a difference. For grant results received in 2015, our contributions provided more than 4.5 million people access to arts and culture performances, helped more than 800,000 students achieve success in school, assisted more than 74,000 people afflicted with HIV/AIDS and funded more than 11,000 health screenings for women. Grant applications are by invitation only.