Our Community Impact

The CarMax Foundation was established to support the communities where our Associates live and work.

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.

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Giving is part of our stores' culture

No new CarMax store opens for business without creating and building strong ties that establish support for the community that surrounds it.

Associates get on board to help lead nonprofits

At CarMax, our associates take their community involvement seriously. In addition to volunteering nationwide, many associates join nonprofit organizations as board members.

Archived Articles

CarMax doubles down on donations during CarMax Cares Month!

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.

California Associates give back to Boys and Girls Club

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.

Community Service Award Winners

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.