We support our Associates' passions and efforts primarily through volunteer and matching gifts grants to the nonprofits they care about the most.
We have, to date, provided over $37 million in donations.
No new CarMax store opens for business without creating and building strong ties that establish support for the community that surrounds it.
At CarMax, our associates take their community involvement seriously. In addition to volunteering nationwide, many associates join nonprofit organizations as board members.
CarMax Cares Month happens each year in June, when we challenge all associates companywide to work together to make a difference in their communities. Anytime a group of associates volunteers time with an eligible nonprofit, The CarMax Foundation donates money to that organization. During CarMax Cares Month, The Foundation doubles the grant award.
When Ontario, CA Location General Manager Chris Petersen was encouraged to find a nonprofit organization in his community to support, he knew immediately which one he'd choose.
Last year, Associates across the country were nominated by their coworkers for the CarMax Cares Community Service Award for their personal volunteer efforts and leadership in community giving. Each winner selected a nonprofit organization to receive a $5,000 grant on their behalf from The CarMax Foundation.