We believe one of our most important responsibilities is supporting the communities Nordstrom serves, so each year we give millions of dollars to worthy nonprofits in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Our contributions most often take the form of a cash grant, but we are also proud to partner with local and national organizations through specific giving programs and by volunteering our time and resources. We also offer our employees the opportunity to have their personal contributions matched by Nordstrom.
Gift Cards That Give
Nordstrom is pleased to donate 1% of all our Gift Card sales, including amounts added to existing Gift Cards, to qualified nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Our annual donation is based on Gift Card sales, including those sold at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Nordstrom.com and authorized retailers, from February 1 through January 31 of the following year.
These funds are used to support Nordstrom-directed grants (see details below). Additionally, they are used to support the Nordstrom Employee Charitable Match Program, which matches up to $5,000 per employee, per year to qualified nonprofit organizations.
Products and Programs
We partner with our customers to give back through various programs and products including:
Nordstrom-Directed Giving Guidelines
The majority of our Nordstrom-directed contributions focus on programs and organizations that care for kids and empower youth. We also support other programs and organizations that we believe have a significant impact on our communities. Learn more about the nonprofits we support.
To be eligible for a Nordstrom-directed cash grant, your organization must:
To ensure that charitable organizations receive the maximum benefit from our support, we give cash contributions. We do not donate merchandise, gift cards, samples, shopping bags or other supplies. As a rule, we do not make corporate contributions that support:
As a company, Nordstrom does not allow solicitation in or in front of our doors. We receive many similar requests and it would be an impossible task to decide whom we allow and whom we do not.
Apply for a Nordstrom Grant
An organization that believes they meet our eligibility requirements can submit an online application. Please note the following information will be required to complete the application:
Nordstrom contributions are determined on an annual basis. All requests must be received by midnight on October 1 for the following year. In January, we notify all organizations of the status of their requests.
Nordstrom's contribution to a nonprofit organization implies no further commitment unless specifically stated at the time of initial funding. We welcome your questions or inquiries—please direct these to Giving@Nordstrom.com or to the location that supports your area:
Washington, Oregon and Alaska
Anne Nordstrom Gittinger
1617 6th Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101-1742
All other states, Puerto Rico and Canada
1700 7th Avenue, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98101-4407
Employees interested in the Charitable Match Program should visit MyNordstrom.com and look for the Employee Charitable Match Program widget for more specific details.