Community Resilience

Driven by our commitment to making the dream of a better life a reality, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation works to lift up, empower and strengthen communities around the world. Whether it’s donating toward relief efforts, supporting Matching Gift programs or encouraging employee volunteerism, our Foundation-supported grants and projects aim to help communities-in-need build resiliency and thrive.


Relief Efforts

COVID-19 Relief

Responding to the COVID-19 crisis that emerged in 2020, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation committed $10 million to help our teams, partners and communities impacted by the pandemic.

Throughout 2020, the funds benefited our communities as we took the following actions:

  • Provided financial grants through the Emergency Assistance Foundation for Ralph Lauren colleagues facing special circumstances like medical, eldercare or childcare needs;
  • Contributed to the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, a global effort supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic;
  • Built on our 20-year commitment to cancer care through our Pink Pony Fund by supporting our long-standing network of international cancer institutions that are caring for people with cancer who are especially vulnerable at this time; and
  • Committed to an inaugural gift to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) / Vogue Fashion Fund’s A Common Thread initiative for COVID-19 relief to support the American fashion community impacted by the pandemic.

Additionally, in partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), the Foundation allocated a portion of its relief funds to manufacture and donate 250,000 masks and 25,000 isolation gowns to workers on the front lines.

Read more about our COVID-19 efforts.


Ralph Lauren Gives Back

Matching Gift & Volunteering

The Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation looks for ways to inspire the dream of a better life, including through philanthropic programs that help empower Ralph Lauren employees to make a positive impact where they live and work. The Foundation supports two key giving programs for Ralph Lauren employees – the Matching Gift Program and Ralph Lauren Gives Back volunteering program.

Inspired by the passion of Ralph Lauren employees for giving back, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation established the Matching Gift Program in 2021. Through this program, employees can donate to causes and nonprofit organizations they are passionate about, doubling the impact of their donation when the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation matches the amount. Since it was established, the Matching Gift Program has expanded to include over 500 nonprofits across 15 countries around the globe.

As a philanthropic cornerstone of the Company, the Ralph Lauren Gives Back volunteer program encourages employees and teams to give their time and talent to support local nonprofit organizations – from food pantries, beach and park clean ups, to charity walks and runs – helping to make a difference and contribute toward positive change in the world.