Through our gifts from Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, more than $18
million was contributed to approximately 3,400 nonprofit organizations in 2016.
We know our support is making a difference. For grant results received
in 2016, our contributions provided more than 6.3 million people access
to arts and culture performances, helped more than 260,000 students
achieve success in school, assisted more than 74,000 people afflicted
with HIV/AIDS, and funded more than 216,000 health screenings for women.
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.
The My Macy’s District Grants program supports individual local communities
across the country where we have stores or other facilities. Our contributions
committees, operating through our My Macy’s District Grants program, awarded
nearly 600 individual grants in 2016 totaling nearly $1.5 million.