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Advance Auto Parts Foundation

The Advance Auto Parts Foundation supports the development of a healthy, skilled and diverse workforce prepared to advance the mobility industry in the 21st Century. We do this by supporting programs and initiatives that emphasize employment readiness and the health and wellbeing of others, with an emphasis on underserved populations, including military veterans seeking to join the civilian workforce.

Corporate Philanthropy Award 2022

Supporting Military Veterans

We are committed to supporting our military veterans who have done so much for all of us. Whether it’s helping to ensure that those who serve our country are afforded meaningful careers as they re-enter the civilian workforce or providing support for mental health challenges and other conditions, our portfolio of veteran-focused nonprofits addresses a range of veteran needs. Our support of veterans is partially funded by the generosity of Advance’s supplier partners who have donated millions to our portfolio of veteran-serving organizations.

Community Health

Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life, which is why we are so committed to investing in community health. This includes our focus on helping to fight heart disease and stroke.

Education/Job Readiness

From supporting post-secondary educational opportunities to training and upskilling our existing workforce, investing in education and job readiness helps to create a more productive society and supports growth for the economy. We proudly supported several meaningful opportunities in this area.

Team Member-Led Gifting

The Community Connection program invites Advance team members to submit nonprofit organizations for consideration of gifts between $1,000 and $3,000. The only requirement is that the team member must have an affiliation with the recommended nonprofit, whether it be as a volunteer, donor, recipient of services or board member. A panel of team members meets once a quarter to evaluate requests, scoring them using specific criteria. Awardees are then selected from the overall group of applicants. Since launching in 2021, over $300,000 has been awarded to nonprofits across the United States.

Advance Auto Parts Foundation Gifting Guidelines

When the Foundation makes larger gifts, organizations under consideration must align with one of our gifting areas and meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Hold a current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File, and conducting activities within the United States;
  2. Be a recognized state or local government, regulatory or administrative authority or agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that is requesting funds exclusively for public purposes; or
  3. Be a public or nonprofit-private K-12 school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university, or a faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and clothing closets.

Organizations also will be reviewed for reputation, activities and compliance with any terms and conditions established by the Foundation’s board of directors. Funding exclusions include: religious (except as outlined above) and advocacy organizations and any organizations that deny service, membership or other involvement on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military or veteran, or disability status.

For More Information

The Advance Auto Parts Foundation currently is not accepting unsolicited funding requests. The Foundation makes funding decisions in its sole discretion. For more information, please contact us at foundation@advance-auto.com.