TJX Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The TJX Foundation supports organizations working toward the research and treatment of congenital and chronic diseases.

IP TAKE: TJX has a heavy funding focus on chronic conditions such as Alzheimer's, but is open to funding research into genetic diseases and disorders, as well.

PROFILE: The TJX Foundation is the charitable arm of the TJX, the parent company of such stores as T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Marshalls, and Sierra Trading Post. focuses on families and youths. Its aim is “to provide value to our communities by helping vulnerable families and children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future.” In addition to its ongoing partnerships, TJX’s current focus areas are Critical Basic Needs, Education and Training, Life-Threatening Illnesses, and Domestic Violence.

TJX’s Research and Care for Life-Threatening Illnesses features a number of partnerships established through the companies subsidiaries. Marshall’s has sponsored JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) for over two decades, as well as the Alzheimer’s Association and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. HomeGoods is partnered with St. Jude’s and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In the United Kingdom, T.K. Maxx supports the Starlight Children’s Foundation and Cancer Research U.K. In the past, the TJX Foundation has awarded grants to organizations whose efforts are focused on a number of different diseases and chronic conditions, such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, autism, pediatric cancer, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy.

The TJX foundation is not transparent about the size of individual grants, but in a recent year it donated over $12 million to cancer research and over $17 million to other diseases.

The TJX Foundation does not award grants to international organizations outside of Europe and Canada nor does it fund any pass-through charitable organizations. Also, applications must be located within 15 miles of a TJX business, such as T.J. Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods.

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