Walgreens Charitable Donations

Organizational Sponsorship Criteria

There's a way to lend a hand - and since Walgreens was founded in 1901, the company and its employees have recognized the connection between strong communities and good business.

If you are an organization seeking contributions or support, here's what we consider:

  • Access, outreach and education geared toward health
  • National nonprofit organizations focused on the research and treatment of a single disease
  • Civic and community outreach
  • Faith-based organizations are considered if funding is not solely used for religious purposes

For more information download the Contribution Guidelines.*

Funding Limitations

Here are some examples of things Walgreens will not support:

  • Any group which is not qualified as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Lobbying, partisan or denominational programs
  • Capital campaigns
  • Sponsorships for individuals participating in cause-related events
  • United Way supported agencies are not eligible because of Walgreens national contributions to United Way campaigns

Apply or get more information here.

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Organizational Sponsorship Criteria

Life is Local

To help keep the Walgreens retail network connected to the neighborhoods it serves, the company created the Community Leader position.

"Life is local," says executive vice president of operations and community management Mark Wagner. "We need those community leaders to be an active part of their neighborhood by joining the PTA or getting to know the city council."

More than 1,420 Community Leaders identify and create local events each year. From toy drives, to fundraising walks, to informing neighbors about the importance of protecting themselves from the flu, Walgreens is building upon its long-standing tradition of community pharmacy.