Community Relations

Technology know-how is crucial for young people preparing to enter the job market for the first time. We open the door to opportunity with technology training and tools that transform underserved teens from consumers to creators –  a new generation of engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers, designers and dreamers.

For half a century, Best Buy has been a catalyst for the rise of technology as a means to improve virtually every aspect of our lives.  We are committed to giving underserved youth hands-on access to the tech education and tools they need to be successful in school and in their future careers.  Through our vast pool of talented employees and network of stores, we are in a unique position to bridge the digital divide – when and where underserved young people need us most.

Partnerships – Best Buy provides funding to national nonprofit partners who give underserved youth access to tech education and tools to help them prepare for the future.

Best Buy Teen Tech Centers – These interactive learning spaces help teens explore technology to discover new interests, collaborate with one another and prepare for the future.

Geek Squad Academy – These free tech education camps encourage youth to explore technology through immersive training in coding, digital music and film production, photography, 3D design and more.

Community Grants – Once a year, Best Buy provides grants to local nonprofits, schools and libraries to support tech education programs for underserved teens in communities where Best Buy does business.

Twin Cities Fund – As a worldwide company headquartered in Minnesota, the Best Buy Foundation considers proposals from Twin Cities area nonprofit organizations that support tech programs for underserved teens as well as programs that add  to the vibrancy of the Twin Cities community.

Event Sponsorships –  Best Buy provides sponsorship funding in the Twin Cities and with national nonprofit partners who align with the company’s charitable giving priorities.