Costco Wholesale Charitable Contributions

Costco Wholesale

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Costco Wholesale’s primary charitable efforts specifically focus on programs supporting children, education, and health and human services in the communities where we do business. Throughout the year we receive a large number of requests from nonprofit organizations striving to make a positive impact, and we are thankful to be able to provide support to a variety of organizations and causes.

Costco Warehouse Donations

For local organizations and groups, which focus on children, education or health and human services, provide your local Costco Warehouse Manager with a copy of your IRS tax letter with your 501 (c) (3) status and a completed Warehouse Donation Request form. To determine your closest warehouse click here.

Regional Office Donations

For donations which impact a broader community or region, focusing on children, education or health and human services provide the regional office with a copy of your IRS tax letter noting your 501 (c) (3) status and a completed Regional Donation Request form.

Qualifying for a Grant

We specifically focus on programs supporting children, education and health and human services. The United Way, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Red Cross are examples in our charitable giving. Costco Wholesale is committed to supporting charitable and community activities in the markets where we do business.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To apply for Costco support, organizations must meet the following general requirements:
    • Must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 
    • Focus on supporting children, education, and/or health and human services
    • Monetary requests only


  • Generally, Costco does not grant funds of more than 10% of the total program budget.
  • We typically do not consider more than one grant request per fiscal year (September - August) for each organization.
  • We do not provide direct aid to:
    • Individuals
    • Capital campaigns, building projects, or equipment
    • Transportation and travel expenses
    • Political organizations
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Salaries
    • Government agencies
    • Loans or investments
    • Research studies
    • Athletic teams, events, or sponsorships
    • Animal related programs, including shelters
    • Merchandise for fundraisers and auctions
    • Symposiums, conferences, conventions, professional association meetings
    • Individual primary and secondary schools
    • Merchandise promotions, partnerships or advertising
    • General awareness campaigns
    • Development or production of books, films, videos, television programs, or websites
    • Parties, celebrations, parades, festivals and raffles
    • Deficit funding