As part of The Starbucks Foundation’s Global Community Impact Grants program and in celebration of Starbucks 12th annual Global Month of Good, HOUSE Foundation was selected to receive a grant. This grant award is thanks to a nomination from Starbucks partner company (licensee) Rustan Coffee Corporation, which operates the Starbucks brand in the Philippines. Through this unique program, The Starbucks Foundation invites licensees to nominate local nonprofit organizations in their community. This inaugural round of grant recipients was selected from more than 80 nominated local nonprofit organizations from 40 markets around the world.
Established in 2016, HOUSE (Helping Ourselves Through Sustainable Enterprises) Foundation is a pioneering organization that promotes systemic change for disadvantaged youth and survivors of abuse. Through an innovative, progressive, design thinking approach, HOUSE provides holistic development for disadvantaged young individuals ages 18 to 30 years old in order for them to become self-reliant and responsible members of society.
The Starbucks Foundation’s Global Community Impact Grants program supports nonprofit organizations driving programs that create meaningful local or regional impact, expanding on the company’s people positive ambition to enhance the wellbeing of all who connect with Starbucks. This program builds on other initiatives of The Starbucks Foundation, including Neighborhood Grants, Origin Grants, and Disaster Response Grants – which focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity and uplifting communities affected by disaster.
“Since the beginning, Starbucks has been about more than coffee. We are a people company, driven by our Mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit of all who touch Starbucks,” said Michael Conway, group president, International and Channel Development at Starbucks and board member of The Starbucks Foundation. “Our partners know their communities best, and we’re proud to work alongside our licensed business partners around the world to deepen our collective impact and invest in meaningful ways that will help people and communities thrive.”
Learn more about the Global Community Impact Grants program at Starbucks Stories.
The Starbucks Foundation The Starbucks Foundation strengthens humanity by transforming lives across the world, with a focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity and uplifting communities affected by disaster. Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law. Learn more at Starbucks Stories.