At Nike, we’re building a diverse, inclusive team and culture. And our teammates are passionate about giving back to their communities — coaching kids, donating to important causes, speaking out against inequality and volunteering with local non-profits. Nike employees around the world continue to share their passion for sport and giving, bringing their purpose to life in their communities. We’re proud to support their efforts.
The Nike Community Ambassador Program
The Nike Community Ambassador (NCA) program gives Nike store athletes around the world an opportunity to share their love of sport with the next generation. We believe that when kids can see it, they can be it, and by serving as volunteer youth coaches in their own communities, our employees are inspiring kids in their neighborhoods to stay active and engaged. In FY20, despite the decreased opportunities for NCAs to volunteer in person, more than 6,700 NCAs — from 560 stores across 29 countries — volunteered over 60,000 hours to get kids moving and inspire them to be active for life.
Give Your Best
Runner Steve Prefontaine said, “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Through our Give Your Best platform, Nike and the Nike Foundation amplify employees’ giving efforts by matching donations to schools and charitable organizations up to $25,000 per year, per employee. For community sport-related organizations and the organizations we’re supporting through our Black Community Commitment, we match $2 for every $1 donated to further amplify the impact. And when employees volunteer, they receive a $10 credit per hour, up to $2,500 per calendar year, to donate to their cause of choice. Since the beginning of 2020, NIKE, Inc. global teammates have donated more than $12 million to 2,300 organizations around the world — supporting COVID-19 relief efforts, racial and social justice, education, environmental causes and getting kids moving.
Employee-Led Community Giving
Through the Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF), we involve local employees at all levels of the organization in the grant selection process across cities in the U.S. and Europe — because no one knows what their neighborhood needs better than the people who live and work there. Over the last 10 years, NCIF has engaged 530 employees to make over 900 grants to hundreds of organizations around the world. We also partner with employees to provide grants to organizations working to level the playing field for the communities represented by our eight Employee Networks (NikeUNITED), through our Until We All Win Community Investment Program