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History


Improving the future for communities worldwide.

Staples created Staples Foundation in 2002 to provide youth with the opportunity to achieve their full potential when it comes to education. As a global company with operations in thousands of locations, it's important that we give back to those communities that do not have the educational resources needed to succeed.

Take a look at some of our efforts from the last decade:

Our History
Staples Foundation for learn launch

2002
Staples Foundation launch

Boy & Girls Club Of America

2002
Created first charitable partnership, with Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Torch Club

2003
Began support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Torch Clubs program

Earth Force

2004
First environmental charitable partnership, with Earth Force

ICIC

2004
Created first diversity charitable partnership, with Initiative for a Competitive Inner City

5 Million Donated

2005
Donated a total of $5 million to non-profit groups supporting educational and job skill developent

ASHOKA

2006
Created first global charitable partnership, with Ashoka Youth Venture

Staples/ASHOKA Launched

2007
Launched first Staples/Ashoka "That Was Easy" Contest

Staples® Earth Force Awards

2008
First annual Staples® Earth Force Awards

TakingITGlobal - Inspire Inform Involve

2009
Launched first global environmental charitable partnership, with TakingITGlobal

Helped 900 community groups make a difference.

2010
Helped 900 community groups make a difference

Helped 900 community groups make a difference.

2011
Provided support to 24 countries through grants to educational organizations