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's funding supports associates' passions and the well-being of children in our communities.

Together, CarMax and The CarMax Foundation have donated more than $50 million to enrich the communities where our associates live and work.

And, in fiscal year 2018, our associates donated more than 92,000 hours of service and completed more than 1,600 events resulting in $1.2 million in volunteer team-builder grants. Learn more about how we are making a difference through caring, preparing and developing.

Learn more about The CarMax Foundation and opportunities for CarMax associates and nonprofit organizations.

National Partnership with KaBOOM! to bring play to thousands of children

Since 2013 we’ve been proud to partner with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. This past year 1,400 Associates contributed over 9,000 hours bringing big ideas, gung-ho engery, and hard work to building 10 playgrounds and granting 16 Imagination Playgrounds and Rigamajig grants. A highlight of our partnership is our annual week of play, held in April, the Month of the Military Child. Along with KaBOOM!, we are working to increase play opportunities for military families and children of veterans across the country. We recently celebrated our 50th playground with KaBOOM!. For many of our Associates, helping to build a playground at locations where they played as a child, or where their children play, adds extra meaning to the event. A Sales Manager at our Charlotte, N.C., location, cherished the opportunity to help at the David Hellams Community Center in Greenville, South Carolina. She had played at the community center as a child and being able to return and build a playground for the community where her family still lives, was heartwarming for her.

Associate-Led Volunteer Team Builders

We support our Associates' passions and efforts primarily through volunteer and matching gifts grants to the nonprofits they care about the most. Through our Volunteer Team-Builders, our Associates come together to connect with the causes most important to them. Whether helping at their local animal shelter, arranging meals at a food pantry for the homeless, or mentoring at-risk youth, our associates give of their time and talents to serve their communities. And, we proudly support them to make these Team-Builders even more impactful. In addition to volunteering with the nonprofit, the nonprofit organization may also be eligible to receive a grant from The CarMax Foundation. Last year, 32% of Associates joined a Volunteer Team-Builder, and CarMax donated over $1.2 million to nonprofits in support of volunteer events.