Corporate Giving

Through our gifts from Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, more than $27 million was contributed to approximately 6,000 nonprofit organizations in 2014. The majority of our gifts were directed to our core focus areas for funding: arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS, and women’s issues – predominantly women’s health and domestic violence.

Included in the 2014 total is more than $5 million donated to charities across the country as a dollar-for-dollar match of our associates’ personal charitable contributions to more than 4,100 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. We contributed to environmental programs covering both conservation and preservation, including sponsorship of Earth Day activities, plant programs for children at botanical gardens, and animal preservation and awareness programs at zoos and aquariums. 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 more than 1,300 individual grants in 2014 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 2014, our contributions helped create, enhance or preserve more than 14,000 arts and culture programs across the country, more than 1,200 early childhood education programs, and nearly 500 water, plant or animal preservation programs. We also assisted more than 85,000 people afflicted with HIV/AIDS and funded more than 93,000 health screenings for women.