Our Communities

CarMax Community Driven: Care

We care about our hometowns and invest our time, talents, and resources to cultivate vibrant places to live, work, and play. Our Foundation supports our associates' passions and the well-being of children in our communities.

Learn more about The CarMax Foundation.

National partnership with KaBOOM!® to bring play to 450,000 children

Since 2013 we’ve partnered with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. Together with KaBOOM!, we will build 90 playgrounds by the end of 2021, continue our focus on supporting military families, and invest in a program to spur innovation in children through interaction with Rigamajigs.

We also support our military and their families, so it was a natural fit for The CarMax Foundation to work with KaBOOM! to bring playspaces to our military and veteran families. Together, CarMax and KaBOOM! developed Week of Military Play, a national program dedicated to ensuring kids and families in military communities get the play they need to thrive. Each year during April, the month of the Military Child, we deploy Rigamajigs and Imagination Playgrounds to military-related organizations around the country.

Associate-Led Volunteer Team Builders

Through our Volunteer Team-Builder initiative, our associates come together to serve the causes most important to them. Our goal is to have 100 percent of our locations participate in the program each year. Whether helping at their local animal shelter, arranging meals at a food pantry for the homeless, or mentoring at-risk youth, our associates give their time and talents to serve their communities. In addition to volunteering with the nonprofit, the nonprofit receives a grant from The CarMax Foundation.