Corporate Funding Profile: Costco Wholesale Corporation

Costco Wholesale Corporation
HQ: Issaquah, WA
Employees: 239,000

Company Overview

Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouses, mainly under the “Costco Wholesale” name, that carry quality, brand name merchandise at substantially lower prices than are typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources. The warehouses are designed to help small-to-medium-sized businesses reduce costs in purchasing for resale and for everyday business use. Individuals may also purchase for their personal needs. During the past fiscal year (ended September 2, 2018), total sales were $138.4 billion.

Giving: Costco Charitable Giving

Their warehouses and regional offices specifically support programs focusing on children, education and health and human services.

Costco Warehouse Donations

  • For local organizations and groups, which focus on children, education or health and human services, provide your local Costco Warehouse Manager with a copy of your IRS tax letter with your 501 (c) (3) status and a completed Warehouse Donation Request form. To determine your closest warehouse click here.
  • Organizations are generally funded at the $25.00 to $50.00 level

Regional Office Donations

  • For donations which impact a broader community or region, focusing on children, education or health and human services provide the regional office with a copy of your IRS tax letter noting your 501 (c) (3) status and a completed Regional Donation Request form.

*For Northeast Donations, please submit via email at


  • Once a Grant Application has been received, it is initially determined whether the organization falls within the Costco Wholesale Charitable Guidelines. If the request is accepted for submission to the Charitable Contribution Committee you may be contacted by staff for any additional information needed. The Committee meets approximately 6 times a year and makes decisions based on several factors, including: type of program; identified community need not otherwise available; indication that evidenced based data will establish measurable results of intended outcomes; community collaboration; broad base of financial support; project budget and operating expenses.


Profile updated: Nov 2018