Corporate Giving

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.