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

Since the first The Home Depot store opened in 1979, giving back has been one of our core values and a passion for our associates. Today, we, along with The Home Depot Foundation, focus our philanthropic efforts on improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families and aiding communities affected by natural disasters. Through Team Depot, our associate-led volunteer force, thousands of associates dedicate their time and talents to these efforts in the communities where they live and work.


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.

Community Involvement by the Numbers

Since launching its commitment to veterans in 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $110 million to provide safe housing for veterans, and along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has transformed more than 25,000 homes for veterans.


2015 Accomplishments:

  • Built or transformed 7,300+ homes for veterans

  • Supported 1,500+ nonprofits that serve veterans

  • Completed 1,100+ Team Depot volunteer projects to give back to veterans in 1,000+ cities

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 $1,000,000 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.