The mission to turn everyday online shopping into charitable giving is a large part of what drives Giving Assistant.
As a certified B Corporation, we’re proud to join forces with brands that share a commitment to giving back and making a difference in the world.
Through the Giving Assistant shopping platform, you can earn cash back (and pay it forward to nonprofits) when you shop companies that give back. And you also contribute to continuing all of the charitable initiatives they value.
So the next time you do a little shopping online, we ask that you keep some of these brands that support nonprofits in mind.
34 Socially Responsible Companies That Give Back
Everlane is an eco-conscious clothing company at the forefront of reducing the use of plastics in fashion. In 2018, Everlane set out to remove virgin plastic from its entire supply chain by 2021 and, to date, is 90% of the way to reaching its No New Plastic goal.
The virgin plastic removed from its products, packaging, and supply chain, so far, amounts to:
- 1 million pounds of nylon recycled
- 9 million plastic bottles recycled
- 400,000 shipping bags made from recycled plastic
Everlane has also launched an exciting new program called The Next [Collective]. The company plans to invest $100,000 towards supporting innovative solutions from scientists, designers, and students, creating fully recycled versions of the most challenging items to make free of plastics—like buttons, zipper teeth, and stretch fabrics.
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2. TOMS Shoes
TOMS helps someone in need with every product purchase. The Certified B Corp donates 1/3 of their profits, from their earthwise wedge heel to bioplastic eyewear and plant-dyed canvas shoes (and everything else), to support grassroots organizations creating local change.
The brand believes “in a future where all people have a chance to thrive” and focuses its efforts on supporting nonprofits that fight for the following causes:
- Mental health support
- Ending gun violence
- Increasing access to economic opportunity
So far, TOMS customers (like you) and over 100 Giving Partners have enriched the lives of more than 100 million people.
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Behind the closed doors of fast fashion throughout the years, controversial issues have become increasingly apparent: abusive workplaces, negative environmental impact, and unfair wages. When it comes to high social responsibility standards, Gymboree Group (Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8) is a standout example committed to being better.
The Gymboree Group believes they have a massive responsibility to address these issues by having every vendor they partner with comply with their Terms of Engagement and ensure their products are made in an ethical, legal, and responsible manner.
A few highlights from their Terms of Engagement, which all factories and business partners must comply with:
- Minimum working age is 15 years old and running an apprenticeship program for development is strongly encouraged.
- All vendors must ensure women receive equal treatment in all aspects of work.
- Working hours should not exceed 60 hours a week and overtime must be voluntary and compensated at a premium rate.
- Workers must receive at least 1 rest day in a 7-day work week.
- Vendors must have a current environmental license and certificate in place and must comply with all environmental laws and regulations applicable to their industry.
And while they know they can’t be at every factory or facility 24/7 to ensure these guidelines are adhered to, Gymboree does perform random ongoing assessments and monitoring in the US and internationally.
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UncommonGoods is certainly not your everyday, run-of-the-mill retailer. As a founding B Corporation, the company sells artisan goods made from sustainable and/or recycled materials, ranging from bamboo kitchenware to soapstone art to upcycled fashions.
With their Better to Give program, a donation of $1 is given to a participating partner of your choice with every purchase you make. Proceeds from every uniquely crafted piece of merchandise sold by the company are added to the $1,000,000+ already donated since 2001.
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5. Warby Parker
Warby Parker not only offers affordable eyewear with a fashionable vintage twist, but also makes a difference with their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program.
Simply put, purchase a pair of glasses and one pair is donated in return. Collaborating with a handful of local agencies and organizations, the company also makes an impact in the classroom with their Pupils Project.
Giving the gift of sight and promoting vision care to those in need, students receive free vision screenings, eye exams, and prescription glasses. To date, the company has donated more than 3 million pairs of glasses.
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6. Honest Co
From spreading holiday cheer with toy donations to raising money for a children’s hospital, Honest Co has a serious give-back business outlook. As a certified B Corporation, Honest Co is dedicated to providing baby, beauty, and home products that meet specific ethical standards.
The company’s Honest to Goodness product donations deliver health care essentials and diapers to thousands of people. When you shop Honest Co, your purchases help fund healthy, safe products while supporting valuable research and education.
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One of the most diverse marketplaces in the world, Etsy has grown into a booming community where artisans and makers from all walks of life can buy and sell handmade and vintage goods.
Giving a platform for upcycled and recycled crafts to thrive, Etsy’s commitment to the environment also includes headquarters that support renewable electricity, water conservation, and zero waste operations.
And let’s not forget one of their newest, most innovative programs: Etsy Solar, which helps shrink the overall carbon footprint of the marketplace.
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8. Ivory Ella
Fueled by making “good clothes for a good cause,” Ivory Ella dedicates 10% of annual profits towards saving elephants. One-of-a-kind designs have helped the company donate over $1.3 million to that effort as well as other charitable causes.
The company also gives back through in-kind community donations, charitable sponsorships, employee engagement programs, and donating the proceeds from special clothing collections, such as a Breast Cancer Awareness line. Above is their direct impact from their efforts to date.
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With a presence in Mexico, Kenya, and Peru, Nisolo produces ethically made leather goods, handcrafted shoes, and jewelry. The company recognizes the importance of eco-business practices and acknowledges the value of labor.
This certified B Corp ensures factory employees earn above fair trade wages with full-time, sustainable job positions. Nisolo also provides education, training, and healthcare to producers. Beyond job creation in underserved communities, Nisolo also pushes for gender equality and donates to the local economy.
Learn more about how Nisolo is creating fashion for people and the planet. You can also read their impressive impact report here.
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The same department store known for its spectacular parades and fireworks displays is also committed to giving back to the community and environment. Macy’s illuminates stores with energy-saving LED lamps, packages purchases with recycled paper goods, and embraces sustainable clothing brands as a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
The company organizes electronics recycling drives and supports local Green Business Councils. Macy’s associates also donate their time to various green projects, from park cleanups to planting trees.
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There’s literally a Build-a-Bear for everyone, and if you’re impressed by their plush selection, then you’ll be floored by their generosity. The company’s Build-A-Bear Foundation forms numerous charitable partnerships, and has donated more than $50 million in grants to support local organizations.
In-kind donations of teddy bears have brightened the day of many children in need of a smile. The Build-A-Bear Associate Volunteer Program also encourages associates to give back locally by offering paid time off for participation in community acts of kindness.
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Millions of people are proud owners of colorfully unique Pura Vida bracelets, handcrafted by artisans around the world. That also means a lot of giving back. Because when you purchase from the Charity Collection, you add to over $1,500,000 that’s already been given to outstanding causes, such as Project Heal and Parkinson’s disease research.
In addition to spreading awareness of and supporting many good causes, the company also provides fair-waged, full-time employment to more than 150 global artisans.
Pay it forward and shop these brands to earn cash back and give back to the nonprofit of your choice, while also contributing to these meaningful charitable programs and sustainable vision. It’s a win-win-win situation.
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13. The Home Depot
Through the work of The Home Depot Foundation, this huge home improvement brand makes a massive impact every year.
Here are just a few of the ways The Home Depot gives back:
- Assisting in improving the housing situations of US veterans to help their quality of life
- Providing natural disaster relief to communities in need
- Offering education opportunities and addressing the skilled labor gap by helping individuals become skilled tradespeople.
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Chewy is a popular online store for pet food, prescriptions, and supplies; and the company is taking an extra step to help pet parents facing the economic challenges presented by COVID-19.
In partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Chewy is donating and directly distributing $1 million in pet food and supplies to pet parents in underserved and impoverished rural areas — where obtaining consistent veterinary care is particularly difficult. This donation and distribution effort will help families keep their pets home and care for them during the pandemic.
15. Piercing Pagoda
Piercing Pagoda has helped people express themselves for over 50 years, supplying millions of customers with ethically sourced gold and sterling silver piercings and jewelry. The brand’s core values focus on building customer trust and lasting relationships that stress the importance of looking good, feeling good, and doing good.
During Pride Month, Piercing Pagoda is donating $25,000 to the It Gets Better Project in support of all LGBTQ+ youth!
Pagoda gives back through social campaigns and products, like its Empowerment Charms, statement-making jewelry that supports the fight against systemic racism and discrimination.
For every Empowerment Charm purchased, Piercing Pagoda will donate $50 to the Black in Jewelry Coalition, a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt nonprofit dedicated to the inclusion and advancement of Black professionals within the gem and jewelry industry.
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Nike has invested more than $400 million in programs that uplift local communities and drive positive impact worldwide, like the Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF). The NCIF serves communities where their employees live, work, and play by partnering with national charities and local grassroots organizations to provide employee-led grants that help get kids active.
The NCIF provides kids with healthy outlets such as:
- Leadership development
- Coaching and mentorship
- Community-based activities
The Nike N7 Fund is another example of how this iconic shoe company gives back, in this case, to Native American and Indigenous communities in North America. Nike created the N7 shoe and apparel line to commemorate Native American lineage and donated proceeds from its sale. Since its creation in 2019, the N7 Fund has awarded more than $8 million in grants to more than 270 communities and organizations.
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With the help of member donations, the seasonal subscription service FabFitFun has raised more than $1,066,614 since 2017 and has made a difference in the world with the energy of over 20 charity partnerships (since 2015), including Stand Up to Cancer, Dress for Success, the American Heart Association, and One Tree Planted.
In 2020, FabFitFun also stepped up to provide communities with much-needed pandemic relief in the following ways:
- Donated 5,000+ wellness boxes to teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week and frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers and,
- Provided an estimated 25,660 meals for children in need through No Kid Hungry
- Supplied over 7,400 at-home fitness kits to Special Olympics athletes in Southern California.
In 2021, FabFitFun looks forward to matching up to $100,000 of member donations in e-commerce sales to support their featured charity partners each season.
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18. American Eagle
American Eagle (AE) has a long-held tradition of collecting old denim jeans from shoppers to recycle and reuse. It’s just one way this fashion-forward brand gives back. AE partners with nonprofits like Blue Jeans Go Green to keep textile waste from landfills and transform their fabric donations into something new, like housing insulation.
AE also partners with Give Back Box to make donating gently-used clothing, shoes, and accessories easier than ever. Fill a box with new or like-new items, print a free shipping label, and Give Back Box redirects your donations to the nearest participating charity in your area.
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19. Tory Burch
The Tory Burch Foundation empowers women entrepreneurs through programs and initiatives that invest in the success and sustainability of women-owned small businesses by providing:
- Access to capital: a partnership with Bank of America makes affordable loans more accessible for women
- Entrepreneurial education: Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Businesses program offers business and management education to women small-business owners
- Mentoring and networking opportunities: the foundation hosts small business webinars connecting entrepreneurs to industry leaders
Tory Burch’s year-long Fellows Program helps grow small businesses through virtual education, access to an extensive peer network, and a $5,000 grant, among other forms of support.
100% of net proceeds from the Tory Burch Foundation Collection benefit their work to empower women.
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In partnership with Good360, Bed Bath & Beyond created the Bringing Home Everywhere program to deliver $10 million in essential home, infant, and healthcare items to those affected by COVID-19 across the US and Canada.
The program strives to make it easier for specific groups to “feel at home,” including:
- Economically impacted populations
- Frontline healthcare workers
- At-risk communities
Nonprofits in California, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, such as NYC Health and World of Giving, have received food, towels, baby essentials, and toys through this program.
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A California-based cannabis marketplace and legal delivery service, Eaze helps create a diverse industry by supporting small businesses and empowering underrepresented founders through their business accelerator program, Momentum.
Momentum participants receive:
- A $50,000 grant to help manage high startup costs and create a sustainable business
- 12-week curriculum providing mentorship, tools, and training
- Access to valuable business resources, marketing, and investor networks
Eaze also honors social causes and observances, like International Women’s Day and Pride Week, by donating a portion of sales to charitable partners. In the past, they have joined forces with Code for America (to help clear 250,000 low-level, drug-related criminal records) and Operation Masks to deliver PPE to frontline workers at hospitals in honor of International Nurses Day.
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22. Free People
Through their Care FP movement, Free People (FP) is a bohemian-style women’s clothing brand on a mission to increase your accessibility to eco-conscious goods with several sustainable brand partnerships, like Levi’s Water<Less jeans, plus their in-house collections made from recycled materials, biodegradable fibers, and renewable resources.
Free People also supports several nonprofits directly, including Girls Inc., Philabundance, and Best Friends Animal Society, and has made a community impact in the following ways:
- A $100,000 donation to the National Parks Foundation (NPF) and over 26,000 volunteer hours to restore Great Basin National Park
- More than 13,000 units of apparel provided to girls and their guardians at Girls, Inc.
- Over 1,600 meals donated to Philadelphia-based families in need at the start of COVID-19 through their local Feeding America partner, Philabundance
The FP Bag Program also prevents over 300,000 bags from entering a landfill each year and donates an additional $0.10 to the NPF for every bag-free transaction.
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Anthropologie works with numerous organizations to support communities nationwide and globally through their Philanthropie partnerships.
Anthropologie donates the net proceeds from the sale of limited-edition items to spread awareness and support their nonprofit partners’ causes, such as:
- A Giving Tuesday holiday campaign with the International Child Art Foundation
- Pride Month partnership with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit for LGBTQ youth.
During Earth Month 2021, Anthropologie paired with One Tree Planted and FARM Rio to rebuild forests and plant 25,000 trees in Brazil throughout the year. In 2021, Anthropologie also donated $100,000 to She’s the First, their first-ever year-round giving partner, and will offer several donation opportunities to continue showing their support for girls’ education.
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Fueled by its “Advancing a World in Motion” mission, Advance Auto Parts is dedicated to reducing its environmental impact, protecting its employees’ health, safety, and wellbeing, and giving back through its corporate sustainability and community outreach.
In 2020, much of Advance Auto Parts‘ corporate giving focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic hardships. They added cash grants for veterans affected by the pandemic to their decades-long support of Building Homes for Heroes. They also provided thousands of pieces of protective equipment to healthcare workers and first responders.
Advance Auto Parts also gives back to the planet in the following ways:
- Improving their recycling rates for batteries and oil to divert more waste from landfills
- Reducing energy consumption by converting to LED lighting and high-efficiency HVAC models
- Donating unwanted auto parts and supplies to local nonprofits through the Driving Hope Program
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25. Steve Madden
Cool Planet is Steve Madden’s first collection dedicated to sustainability, demonstrating the brand’s growing commitment to use less, reuse more, and positively affect the planet. Launched in 2021, the women’s collection features affordable casual sneakers, platform heels, and sandals made from recycled, renewable, and environmentally responsible materials.
Cool Planet will plant a tree for every pair purchased through its partnership with the nonprofit One Tree Planted. Steve Madden also gives back to communities by providing disaster relief. In 2020, they donated $200,000 worth of medical supplies, masks, and shields to hospitals in Queens, N.Y., including at least 50,000 fashion masks to local organizations and homeless shelters throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
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One of the largest used booksellers in the U.S. does more good than just ship your most-wanted reads in 100% planet-friendly recyclable packaging. ThriftBooks also recycles millions of pounds of books every year.
Books and other materials they can’t use or donate to charity go to recycling plants, where each ton of 100% post-consumer copy paper (that’s roughly 1.4 tons of books!) saves 24 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 60 pounds of air pollution, and 4,100 kilowatts of electricity.
Over the last decade, ThriftBooks has also provided more than $100 million to good causes by purchasing reading materials from charity partners through their ThriftBooks Cares program. They also partner with organizations that uplift underserved communities, like international literacy programs, Title I schools, and prison libraries.
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27. Michael Kors
Alongside being a world-renowned, award-winning designer of signature bags, watches, and luxury women’s and men’s apparel, giving back has always been one of Michael Kors’ focuses. Kors has supported God’s Love We Deliver passionately for over 25 years; this nonprofit prepares and delivers meals to people living with illnesses in the New York City area.
Michael Kors also partners with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and, to date, has helped WFP deliver over 19 million meals to children in hunger-stricken areas. Each October, Michael Kors marks World Food Day on October 16 by offering sale special edition items designed to raise funds for the WFP.
Other charities benefiting from Michael Kors philanthropy include:
- American Foundation for AIDS Research
- Golden Hat Foundation
- New York Restoration Project
The Michael Kors brand has also donated $2 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts in New York City, including local pandemic relief funds and two of the area’s largest hospital systems.
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Arhaus sells artisan-made home furnishings and décor; it’s a socially responsible retail chain that gives back to communities and the planet through several global partnerships. For starters, Arhaus only does business with suppliers who certify their transparency and dedication to uphold international labor standards and their workers’ human rights.
Since 2012, Arhaus has partnered with Global Dental Relief to provide much needed dental care to more than 25,000 children worldwide and protect natural resources by partnering with American Forests to plant 50,000 trees.
Through their The Small World partnership, Arhaus helps empower women by equipping them with marketable skills and training, plus provides safe, quality, and free educational opportunities for children at high risk of trafficking, forced child labor, and abuse with The Friends of Arhaus Children’s Home in Nepal (the first home of its kind in the Everest region).
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29. Thrive Market
Thrive Market’s one-for-one membership matching program ensures that everyone has access to healthy, natural, and organic products, regardless of their income.
Through Thrive Gives, every paid membership equals a free one given to someone in need, whether it’s a low-income family, teacher, student, veteran, or first responder.
Each month, Thrive donates every dollar they collect to the shopping budgets of Thrive Gives members, partner organizations, disaster relief efforts, and veteran aid programs. Since 2015, over 470,000+ members have donated more than $1.5 million at checkout.
Some of the program’s achievements include:
- $3,600,000 raised toward food equality
- 392,000+ healthy meals provided
- $375,000 donated to natural disaster relief efforts
- $1 million raised for COVID-19 relief
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L.L.Bean’s founder, Leon Leonwood Bean, was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, so it’s no wonder that the company has a strong commitment to the outdoors.
Besides using sustainable, responsible materials to make products that last a long time with lower environmental impact, the brand also creates sustainable facilities (including greener designs, fewer emissions, and waste reduction). They also pledged more than $1.2 million to health, human services, education, and arts organizations in Maine (home to company headquarters).
L.L. Bean has committed over $16 million in the past decade alone to protect the outdoors and make open-air adventures more accessible to everyone. Through the L.L.Bean Outdoor Access Fund, the brand contributes roughly $3 million annually to organizations like the Trust for Public Land and Appalachian Mountain Club that increase access to the outdoors and promote environmental stewardship.
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Bombas believes that “everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to put on clean clothes that feel good” and strives to create a better world through its sell-one, give-one business model. The more underwear, t-shirts, and socks sold, the more donations to shelters and nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping homeless, in-need, and at-risk communities.
For every sock purchase, Bombas donates a specially designed pair of socks to someone affected by homelessness. So far, the company has donated more than 43 million pairs to over 3,500 giving partners in the U.S.
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Cotopaxi is much more than an innovative outdoor gear company. It’s a certified B Corp on a mission to alleviate poverty globally, putting 1% of its yearly revenue towards grants for nonprofits making a sustainable difference in the world. To date, it has awarded 42 grants in six countries.
Each year, Cotopaxi awards grants to carefully selected nonprofit partners dedicated to alleviating poverty in underserved communities. They worked with the International Rescue Committee’s Salt Lake City office to support Cotopaxi’s local refugee community by hosting educational youth programs and providing employment opportunities.
Cotopaxi teamed up with the UN Foundation Nothing But Nets program to eradicate malaria in Ecuador and other parts of Latin America and worked with the Utah Refugee Service to help refugees seeking a better life in new communities.
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As the largest retail pharmacy across the US and Europe, Walgreens is in a unique position to give back to the communities they serve, whether it’s mobilizing resources in the fight against cancer or supporting young people globally.
Since 1901, Walgreens has had the following goals:
- No poverty
- Zero hunger
- Good health and wellbeing for all
- Quality education
- Sustainable cities and communities
Walgreens also keeps communities healthy by providing 60 million life-saving vaccines to children through their “Get a Shot, Give a Shot” program, plus connects with community clinics to offer free flu shots to residents, regardless of a person’s immigration or insurance status.
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34. Giving Assistant
Giving Assistant helps online shoppers turn their everyday shopping into charitable giving for 501(c)(3) nonprofits in the United States.
Members get exclusive coupons and savings at thousands of online stores, plus earn cash back which they can easily donate to any nonprofit organization in the US.
Nonprofits who partner with Giving Assistant can more easily reach their fundraising goals by receiving these shopper donations. The Giving Assistant Button (browser extension) makes giving easy. Simply download, save, and automate your cash back donations.
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