We Build Community

Giving back is a core value at The Home Depot and is a passion for our associates. With more than 30 years of history contributing to the communities where our associates live and work, The Home Depot strives to meet critical needs in the areas we serve.

The Home Depot Foundation

In 2002, The Home Depot Foundation was established to serve as the philanthropic arm of The Home Depot and has invested more than $380 million in local communities since. The Foundation manages the company’s grant initiatives and disaster relief activities as well as Team Depot, our associate-led volunteer force.

The mission of The Home Depot Foundation is to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. Through partnerships with local nonprofits and the volunteer efforts of Team Depot, the Foundation focuses on addressing the critical housing needs of U.S. veterans. The Foundation has committed $80 million over five years to address these needs.

Team Depot

Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, uses the time and talents of associates to meet veterans’ housing needs through hands-on service. Team Depot Captains in each store coordinate volunteer efforts through non-profit organizations to benefit veterans in their local communities.

Through Team Depot, thousands of Home Depot associates positively impact lives by performing basic repairs and modifications to homes and facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.

Disaster Preparedness and Relief

When natural disaster strikes, The Home Depot is among the first to ensure its customers have the supplies, resources and support they need to rebuild their homes and communities. To respond effectively, The Home Depot Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations like Team Rubicon, an organization that rallies military veterans to help and empower those impacted by disasters.

In addition to supporting relief efforts for specifics events, the Foundation contributes $500,000 to the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program to ensure it is prepared to respond immediately after a disaster strikes.

The Home Depot also supports associates through The Homer Fund, an independent charity that provides short-term, emergency financial assistance to The Home Depot associates and their families who encounter hardship due to catastrophic circumstances.

Community Involvement by the Numbers

Since launching its commitment to veterans’ housing in 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $65 million to veterans’ nonprofit organizations in local communities and has impacted more than 10,000 units of veterans’ housing.

2013 Accomplishments:

  • Invested $28.7 million in veterans’ housing initiatives

  • Supported more than 1,800 veterans’ nonprofits

  • Impacted 4,330 units of veterans’ housing

  • 25,822 volunteers completed 868 Team Depot projects to help veterans in local communities