About BJ’s Charitable Foundation®

Established with the goal of creating a positive, long-lasting impact on the communities BJ’s serves, the mission of BJ’s Charitable Foundation is to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit children and families. Since its inception in 2005, BJ’s Charitable Foundation has given nearly $19 million to over 2,100 community organizations in the 15 states where BJ’s Clubs are located.

Our commitment to feeding the minds and bodies of our neighborhoods starts the moment we open the doors of a new Club and is carried out, day after day, throughout the company. Supporting education and hunger prevention initiatives is at the core of our efforts to serve our communities. And our involvement is an extension of the good will of both our Members and Team Members. BJ’s Charitable Foundation has made an exciting change in our giving. In an effort to make a long term, significant impact on our communities, we have established partnerships with two national organizations that will be working to promote education and hunger prevention in neighborhoods surrounding our Clubs.

While this new direction will shift us away from the traditional quarterly grant review process, it will ultimately allow us to stabilize important services to people in need throughout the East Coast and Ohio. While we will not be accepting unsolicited applications for programs in the foreseeable future, organizations can visit their local Club to learn more about smaller in-kind donations and event sponsorship’s, or visit www.bjs.com/local. We wish our past grantees every success and hope that they will be able to secure the funding needed for their future endeavors.

Contact grants@bjs.com with any questions.

BJ’s Charitable Foundation Grant Recipients
We've been lucky to work with thousands of organizations. A listing of those organizations by year can be found if you click on the links below.
2013 Recipients
2012 Recipients
2011 Recipients
2010 Recipients
2009 Recipients
2008 Recipients
2007 Recipients
2006 Recipients


BJ’s Charitable Foundation is currently not accepting unsolicited applications for the 2014 year.



Quarter Grant Application Deadline Response Dates
Q2 April 11, 2014 July 2014


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BJ’s Charitable Foundation reserves the right to change relevant dates and other descriptive material without notice.

BJ’s Charitable Foundation is a donor-advised fund at a national public charity. All contributions to BJ’s Charitable Foundation go directly to the public charity that sponsors the donor-advised fund and all grants from the donor-advised fund are made at the recommendation of BJ’s Charitable Foundation, and its delegates and at the discretion of the sponsoring charity.