Frequently Asked Questions

What is Best Buy’s commitment to supporting the community?

Giving back to the community is core to how we do business at Best Buy.

Every year we donate a portion of our pre-tax earnings through the company’s foundation and corporate giving programs to help strengthen the communities where our employees and customers live and work.

Best Buy has a long history of supporting the community. As a technology company, we believe that we are uniquely positioned to help build the 21st century skills critical to the future of our youth, innovator skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. To improve the impact we can have in the community, we have evolved our strategic approach to philanthropy with a focus on teens and technology. We believe that access to technology creates access to opportunity.

Where can I find additional information on the grant guidelines?

Additional details on our grant guidelines and deadline can be found on the Best Buy Community Relations website foundation page.

What is the deadline for Best Buy Foundation grant applications?

Nonprofits must submit their complete proposals online by the respective grant cycle deadline:

Twin Cities Fund Grant Deadlines:

February 1st
May 1st
August 1st
November 1st

Community Grants:

Nonprofits must submit their complete proposals online between June 1 and July 1.

Additional details on our grant guidelines and deadline can be found on the Best Buy Community Relations website foundation page.

My organization received funding last year. Can we apply again?

Yes. Our philanthropic focus is providing teens opportunities to develop technology skills that inspire future education and career choices. We encourage nonprofit organizations whose mission and programming is aligned with ours to apply.

Why did Best Buy launch the Best Buy Teen Tech Center program?

We have always been committed to improving the lives of teens. As a technology company, we believe that we are uniquely positioned to help teens build the 21st-century skills that are critical to their futures, as well as to society as a whole. We believe that access to technology equals access to opportunity.

Best Buy Teen Tech Centers in communities throughout the U.S., will allow us to augment teens’ in-school experience by providing them with access to technology and skill-building opportunities during their time outside of the classroom.
We have always been committed to improving the lives of teens. As a technology company, we believe that we are uniquely positioned to help teens build the 21st century skills that are critical to their futures, as well as to society as a whole. We believe that access to technology equals access to opportunity. Our new program, which will build state-of-the-art Best Buy Teen Tech Centers in communities throughout the U.S., will allow us to augment teens’ in-school experience by providing them with access to technology and skill-building opportunities during their time outside of the classroom.

Where are the Teen Tech Centers located?

We currently have four Best Buy Teen Tech Centers located in Chicago, Miami, Minneapolis and San Antonio at the organizations listed below.

LITTLE BLACK PEARL
1060 East 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60653

MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM
3280 South Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129

HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY – MINNEAPOLIS CENTRAL
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401

FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION
3014 Rivas Street
San Antonio, TX 78228