Community Impact

NIKE, Inc. is committed to building deeper community connections and creating positive social change around the world.

  • Sport and Physical Activity

    Nike is committed to supporting projects that create access to sport and physical activity opportunities for kids. By providing early, positive (and FUN!) experiences that get them moving and interacting with others, we can help unleash the potential of today’s youth and set them on a successful trajectory for life. 

    Examples of recent work

    Designed to Move
    Nike is a proud supporter of Designed to Move, a growing community of public, private, and civil sector organizations dedicated to ending the growing epidemic of physical inactivity.

    Let’s Move Active Schools
    Nike supports Active Schools in the U.S. through investment in Let’s Move! Active Schools. Nike’s investment helps deliver program resources, technical assistance, and professional development opportunities to all schools in the U.S. 

  • The Girl Effect

    As a company, Nike believes in the power of human potential. That’s why we invest in and support the Girl Effect, the idea that adolescent girls have a unique potential to end poverty for themselves and the world.

  • Local Impact

    It is in Nike's nature to innovate. This truly comes alive where we live, work and play in communities throughout the world.

    Examples of how Nike and employees give back to local communities

    Nike School Innovation Fund 
    The Nike School Innovation Fund’s mission is to fuel excellence in education through the power of innovation. Through the fund, Nike pairs its executives with local schools to implement programs that have a big impact on students and schools. Previously, the fund gave $9 million over five years to support early learning and leadership development programs. Today, the Nike School Innovation Fund focuses on accelerating career and college readiness for 9th graders in Oregon.

    Nike Employee Grant Fund 
    The Nike Employee Grant Fund makes grants of $550,000 per year to nonprofit organizations in the greater Portland area, near Nike’s global headquarters. The primary goal is to support programs that create early positive experiences for young people through physical education, sports, and play. Nike employees play an important role to NEGF’s impact by participating in the grant decision-making process. In 2013, NEGF grants served more than 200,000 people and 51 organizations.  

  • Communities in Need

    Examples of Nike employees mobilizing to create impact

    Oklahoma Tornado Relief
    In the aftermath of the devastating tornado that struck communities around Oklahoma City, Okla., in May of 2013, Nike committed $500,000 to KaBOOM! The nonprofit play advocacy organization used the funds to help rebuild five playgrounds in areas affected by the storms and provide fun, physical activity and recreation for children and families. In addition, $1 million worth of product was donated to those impacted by the tornado, and another $500,000 was contributed to the Moore Public Schools Foundation to help rebuild their middle school sports stadium. 

    Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda
    Typhoon Haiyan struck Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, affecting more than nine million people in the Philippines. On Nov. 25, Nike Southeast Asia retailers participated in an auction to raise money for victims. And on Dec. 1, 15,000 runners took to the streets of Marikina, in Metro Manila, to support the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. In total, Nike employees' incredible team effort raised $175,000 for the Filipino people. 

  • Grants and Resources

    Non-profit organizations and schools in the Portland, Ore., metro area may qualify for cash grants from the Nike Employee Grant Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation.

    Non-profit programs on Native Lands in North America may visit the Nike N7 Fund to learn more about applying for grants.

    Schools in the U.S. may have access to grant opportunities from leading health and education organizations through Let’s Move Active Schools


    To maintain focus and achieve greater impact through corporate giving, Nike does not provide charitable support for:

    • Individuals (scholarships, stipends, fellowships, personal assistance)

    • Individual sports team sponsorships

    • For-profit ventures

    • Religious groups for religious purposes

    • Capital campaigns, endowment funds or memorials

    • Lobbying, political or fraternal activities

    • Individual study, research or travel grants

    • Awards that require Nike and/or its employees to raise monies on behalf of an organization bestowing the award

    • Unsolicited auction product or table sponsorships

    Nike will not support organizations that discriminate against a person or a group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

    Nike does not accept unsolicited cash proposals.