Social Impact

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.
Best Buy has committed to helping prepare teens from underserved communities for the tech-reliant jobs of the future. We are proud of our social impact initiatives focus on this ambitious goal, but we know we cannot do it alone. Our work is only possible through a network of dedicated employees, community organizations, vendor partners, and philanthropic supporters. Together, we’re making sure that every young person has the technology, training, and mentorship they need to succeed.

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.

National Grant 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. Click here for the current national partner RFP and application information.

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.

Seattle Fund – As a worldwide company with a strong presence in Seattle, the Best Buy Foundation considers proposals from nonprofit organizations that serve the King County metro area, providing access to opportunities for teens through technology and career pathway organizations serving diverse youth.

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. To find out more about the sponsorship criteria and to take the eligibility quiz, please click here.