Giving to support action for equality: In 2020, LS&Co. committed to increase support of racial equity and nonprofit organizations led by BIPOC individuals. In 2021, our company grants reflected this:
- 51% of the organizations LS&Co. supported were BIPOC-led
- 53% of the company’s giving advanced racial equity goals
Across the company, through corporate grantmaking, brand and department giving, LS&Co. provided $4,127,722.93 to nonprofit organizations around the world and nearly $1 million in product donations.
Levi Strauss Foundation
A history of giving back: For more than 65 years, the Levi Strauss Foundation (LSF) has embraced the energy and events of our time to advance pioneering social change in the areas of HIV/AIDS, worker rights, worker well-being and social justice. Their mission is to advance the human rights and well-being of underserved people in places where LS&Co. has a business presence.
In 2021, LSF provided $9.5 million in grants, of which $2,861,000 addressed racial justice across the recipients’ social justice, HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 portfolios.
LSF also launched a refreshed Worker Well-being initiative, informed by insights from a multiyear research partnership with Harvard University. This partnership has already connected directly with more than 13,000 workers – most of whom are women – making our products in Cambodia, China, Mexico, Poland and Sri Lanka.