Best Buy Teen Tech Centers
Best Buy has a longstanding commitment to teens. As a technology company we are uniquely positioned to help teens build the 21st century skills that are critical to their futures, as well as society as a whole. Our plan is to supplement teens in-school experience by providing them with additional access to technology during their time out of the classroom. We believe by providing them access to place to enrich their ‘free’ time will ultimately enrich their lives.
To deliver on this promise, we are launching a new program that will build state-of-the-art Best Buy Teen Tech Centers in communities throughout the U.S. The Best Buy Teen Tech Centers will provide a creative and safe learning environment where teens can explore their own ideas and passions, advance their skills and build confidence through the use of technology. We are partnering with the internationally-acclaimed Intel Computer Clubhouse Network to execute this program.
Best Buy Scholarships
The 2012 Best Buy Scholarship Program will award scholarships to students in grades 9-12 living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study upon high school graduation. Up to 1,200 students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. With the inception of the scholarship program in 1999, Best Buy has now provided nearly $19.7 million in scholarship funds to help 15,438 students attend college.
Through the Community Grants Program, Best Buy teams across the United States select non-profit organizations that give teens access to opportunities through technology. This year, Best Buy Children’s Foundation will give nearly $3 million in Community Grants.
Each Best Buy store has a limited donation to support local community requests such as this. Stores review the numerous requests they receive and make funding decisions. To request a donation from your local store take the store donation eligibility quiz. Then you can complete the application and submit it to your local store for a decision. The Best Buy Corporate office does not handle these types of requests.
I submitted a request for a Store Donation and would like to find out the status?
Store Donations requests are reviewed by employees at each local Best Buy store. Due to the volume of requests that they receive we ask that you allow 6-8 weeks for a response. The Best Buy Corporate office does not review these requests, so you will need to follow up with the local store for further information.
I am a member of the military, or I have a friend or relative serving, and I would like a donation for the troops.
Best Buy recognizes the value of our military personnel and their families in contributing to our freedom and quality of life. Best Buy has supported our military troops through local Military Employee Business Networks and select nonprofits that support Military families. We do not provide donations to individual military units. Learn other ways that Best Buy supports the military.
Does Best Buy allow groups to sell items or distribute information in front of their stores?
Best Buy has a non-solicitation policy. Therefore we do not allow anyone to distribute information or sell items inside or in front of Best Buy stores or in our parking lots.
Does Best Buy have an employee volunteer program?
Yes. Best Buy encourages employees to volunteer by providing grants from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation to organizations where employees share their talents. Many Best Buy stores use their local volunteer centers to find volunteer opportunities in their area. To post your volunteer opportunity, please go to www.1800volunteer.org or call 1-800-volunteer to find your local volunteer center.
My nonprofit organization is interested in purchasing discounted items from Best Buy, who should I contact?
You may contact our Government and Education Sales team toll-free at 1-888-224-8181.
Does Best Buy make donations to individuals or families?
No. Best Buy and Best Buy Children’s Foundation only make donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.