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Deluxe Corporation Foundation

The Deluxe Corporation Foundation has awarded $109 million in grants that strengthen American communities, from financial literacy programs to job-skills training. Find out how we help our communities thrive – and how to apply.

About the Foundation

The Deluxe Corporation Foundation focuses on long-term solutions that help people, businesses and communities thrive and grow. Since 1954, the Foundation has awarded $109 million to charitable organizations.

In every grant the Foundation awards, we seek to bring meaningful, lasting change to communities across the country. Our grants have empowered Americans to understand the basics of entrepreneurship and help communities ease the burden during a time of crisis.


awarded to nonprofits around the country by the Deluxe Coporation Foundation since its inception.


Grant Focus Areas


Financial Literacy

Focus Areas: Youth Achievement


Education, Entrepreneurship & Empowerment

Focus Areas: STEM/STEAM, Women’s/Entrepreneurs Organizations, Achievement Gap



Focus Areas: Veterans, Disaster recovery, Human Dignity

Success Stories


Women’s Business Development Center

Headquartered in Chicago, the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is committed to supporting women business owners at each stage of their business development. Since 2011, the Deluxe Foundation has donated nearly $1 million to the WBDC. These funds have helped develop online, on-demand business education courses in two languages and supported special programs for female veterans who want to start small businesses.


Junior Achievement

Since 1992, the Deluxe Foundation has provided more than $1.3 million to Junior Achievement, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching students about the global economy. Junior Achievement is the nations largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. 

How to Apply

Nonprofit organizations that meet the grant focus areas listed above are encouraged to apply for a grant from the Deluxe Corporation Foundation. The Foundation accepts grant proposals from qualifying nonprofit organizations that serve the Greater Twin Cities, Greater Atlanta or Greater Kansas City area in which Deluxe facilities are located. National-level non-profit organizations are also encouraged to apply.

The Deluxe Corporation Foundation will be accepting grant applications in two cycles each year. The first occurring in the spring and the second in the fall. Grant applications that are not approved for a grant in the first grant cycle (spring) will automatically be considered in the second grant cycle (fall). Please check back for updates. 

Grant Requirements

In addition, nonprofits must:

  • Have obtained tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1), (2), or (3)
  • Have operated as a nonprofit for at least two years
  • Have secured support from other corporate funders
  • Be located in the Greater Twin Cities, Greater Atlanta or Greater Kansas City area. National-level non-profit organizations are also encouraged to apply.

Spring 2021 Grant Application

Employee Giving Program

We support our employees giving by matching employee, retiree and board of directors eligible donations dollar-for-dollar up to $2,000 per person per year. This program is designed to offer employees and qualified retirees more choices when supporting their favorite organizations. 

Qualifying nonprofit organizations must have an IRS/CRA tax-exemption status as a 501(c)(3) or T3010 (e.g, Colleges and K-12 schools, youth programs, Red Cross, United Way chapters, health organizations, arts organizations, animal rescue groups). All employee match requests and decisions are considered final by The Deluxe Corporation Foundation. If you have questions about the eligibility of a nonprofit organization, please email DeluxeFoundation@deluxe.com.

The following non-profit organizations are ineligible for the dollar-for-dollar match:

  • Religious organizations/houses of worship (Exception: Accredited 2 or 4 year colleges or universities with a religious affiliation)
  • Political and lobbying organizations
  • Organization’s that could pose a potential risk to Deluxe’s reputation
  • Group collections submitted by an individual (e.g., fundraisers and memorials)
  • Subscription fees, insurance premiums, dues, bequests
  • Payments resulting in benefits (e.g., preferred seating, tickets, tuition, auction items)
  • Regranting organizations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

Philanthropy Cloud

Beginning in January 2020 we launched our new giving platform, Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud. Philanthropy Cloud is brought to us by United Way, the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit, and Salesforce.org, the nonprofit subsidiary of Salesforce. With giving and volunteering in one seamless platform, Philanthropy Cloud helps Deluxe educate, connect with and engage employees in the causes they are passionate about, resulting in a greater impact in our communities.