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 $45 million in donations.
Together with KaBOOM!, The CarMax Foundation has built over 60 playgrounds in communities all across the country. Thousands of CarMax associates volunteer each year to bring to life the dream playgrounds of children in communities where we live and work.
Each year, Associates across the country are nominated by their coworkers for the CarMax Cares Community Service Award celebrating their personal volunteer efforts and leadership in community giving. Each winner selects a nonprofit organization to receive a $5,000 grant in their honor from The CarMax Foundation.
When Joseph Perez, Sales Consultant at our Costa Mesa, Calif., store organized a blood drive for his location the week of September 25, 2017, little did he know that less than a week later he and his fellow donors would be called “heroes.”
From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to wildfires ravaging California, the American Red Cross has had a busy year responding to disasters from coast to coast.