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Our Philanthropy

We believe in giving back to the communities we do business in and helping those in need.

The official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation helps enhance the vision of being the “Helpful Place” in local communities across the country and around the globe through charitable giving. The foundation provides support and philanthropic opportunities to its consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members to give back to local communities through fundraising efforts for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and American Red Cross Disaster Relief. In addition, the Foundation oversees the Ace Helpful Fund, an employee emergency assistance fund available to qualified retail, corporate, field and RSC Ace team members who are facing financial hardship.

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A record breaking $17.9 million raised for CMN Hospitals in 2020

Retailer Fundraising

Raised $11 million

Raised nearly
$11 million

Over $7.1 million raised via Round-up at the registers

Over $7.1 million raised via
roundup function at POS

Nearly 4,000 stores donated to their local CMN Hospital

Nearly 4,000 stores donated funds
to their local CMN Hospital

Over 2.3 million World's Finest Chocolate bars sold

Over 2.3 million World's Finest
Chocolate bars sold

Vendor Fundraising

Raised over $6.6 million

Raised
$6.6 million

Ace Shootout raised a record-breaking $2.7 million

Ace Shootout raised a
record-breaking $2.7 million

Kerry Wood Celebrity Golf Invitational presented by Ace Hardware raised over $1 million

Kerry Wood Celebrity Golf
Invitational presented by Ace
Hardware raised over $1 million

28th Annual Vendor Golf Outing raised over $1.2 million

28th Annual Vendor Golf Outing
raised over $1.2 million

Corporate Fundraising

Raised over $1 million

Raised over
$1 million

$173,000 was raised via Change For Kids payroll deduction

$173,000 was raised via
Change For Kids payroll
deduction

RSC Fundraising $811,000

RSC Fundraising $811,000

Ranked #1 corporate partner to Lurie Children's Hospital for fifth year in a row

Ranked #1 corporate partner to
Lurie Children's Hospital for fifth
year in a row

Top 10 Retailer Fundraising
Markets for 2020

Congratulations to the Top 10 CMN Hospitals Retailer Fundraising Markets for 2018

1.
$869,264
Chicago
6.
$341,561
San Francisco-
Oakland

2.
$588,172
Detroit
7.
$315,925
Jacksonville-
Brunswick

3.
$511,421
Denver
8.
$311,347
Spokane

4.
$409,158
Houston
9.
$292,870
Phoenix

5.
$361,591
Seattle-Tacoma
10.
$281,094
Atlanta
top 10 retailer fundraising markets for 2020
ace helpful fund

We exist to help others…and that includes helping our own people, when they need it most. The Ace Helpful Fund is designed to provide short-term, emergency support to qualified Ace Hardwar corporate, RSC and field team members, as well as Ace store retail associates who experience financial hardship as a result of certain unforeseen and unpreventable circumstances and who cannot afford basic living expenses. These circumstances include natural disaster, death, serious or life-threatening illness or injury, catastrophic or extreme circumstances.


The Ace Helpful Fund also allows all Ace team members, friends and family the opportunity to participate in this effort by contributing to the fund in support of members of the Ace family who may experience such a hardship. Visit www.acehelpfulfund.org for more information, to apply for assistance or to make a tax-deductible donation.

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