Program Information and Applications


The Best Buy Foundation strengthens communities through our national and local grant programs. Our priority is to provide teens opportunities to develop technology skills that inspire future education and career choices. Please read the guidelines to ensure your organization meets our eligibility requirements or refer to the instructions to assist you with the process.

Organizations must meet the following criteria to be considered for a national grant from Best Buy Foundation.


Through the Community Grants program, Best Buy teams across the United States select non-profit organizations that give teens access to opportunities through technology to help them excel in school and develop 21st century skills. This year, the Best Buy Foundation will give $2.1 million in Community Grants. Grant amounts will average $4,000-$6,000 and will not exceed $10,000.

Community Grant applications are accepted once a year in the summer and grants are issued in the fall. Applications for the 2012 program closed July 1, 2012. Click here for the complete list of recipients. Please check back in the spring of 2013 for more information.


As a worldwide company headquartered in Minnesota, the Best Buy Foundation considers proposals from nonprofit organizations that serve the seven-county metro area, provides access to opportunities for teens through technology and adds to the vibrancy of the Twin Cities area.

The Twin Cities Fund considers proposals from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that:

Twin Cities grant applications to the Best Buy Foundation are reviewed on a quarterly basis, with the following application deadlines:


The Best Buy Foundation will consider capital requests in the Twin Cities seven-county Metro area only. To be eligible to apply for a capital grant:

Take the eligibility quiz to see if your non-profit meets the criteria to submit a Twin Cities or capital grant application.


Geek Squad Academy is a community sponsored event by Best Buy. At Geek Squad Academy, we partner with local non-profit organizations to teach students in a fun, interactive learning environment about the latest technology in classes such as Digital Photography, Programming, Digital Music, Film Production, and Robotics.

Geek Squad Academy applications are accepted in February of each year and camps are held throughout summer and fall.  Applications for the 2014 season close on February 28.  Click here for a link to the application.

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