Giving

Sephora contributes and connects

We all have the power to make an impact for the better. And our contributions, whether through time, money, or in-kind donations, unite us with the causes, communities, and people we care about. Let’s change the world together.

Our impact in numbers

950+

employees assisted through Together Fund

900+

organizations supported

4,500+

employees giving time or money

Charitable Giving

Use Your Points to Give Back.   You can now use your points to make a difference. Sephora’s Charity Rewards make it easier to support organizations that provide critical aid in our communities. When you redeem your points for a Charity Reward, Sephora will donate the corresponding amount below through our philanthropic partner, the Tides Foundation to benefit the featured charity. We will be selecting a new featured charity on a rotating basis and will share information about the current feature here.

500 points  =  a $10 donation                              

 

1,000 points  =  a $20 donation                       

 

1,500 points  =  a $30 donation                  

Visit the Beauty Insider Rewards Bazaar to redeem points for the featured charity.

 

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National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. The National Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development and voting.

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UnidosUS

Since 1968, UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), has contributed to a stronger America by elevating the voice of Latinos, and defending and advancing our community’s concerns. Today, we remain steadfast in our mission to realize a day where all Latinos thrive and their contributions are fully recognized. Their purpose is to create a world where there are no barriers for Latinos to reach their fullest potential. Their promise is to empower Latinos to define and achieve their own American Dream. Their mission is to build a stronger America by creating opportunities for Latinos. Their vision is to see a strong America where economic, political, and social advancement is a reality for all Latinos, where all Hispanics thrive and our community’s contributions are recognized.

The Arc

The Arc’s mission is to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. They achieve this through their initiatives focused on areas such as education, health, criminal justice, employment, travel, future planning, and technology.

Rare Impact

Rare Impact is Rare Beauty’s commitment to making a difference in the world and is aimed at reducing the stigma associated with mental health, addressing the epidemic of chronic loneliness, and giving people access to the resources they need to support their mental well-being. The Rare Impact Fund was launched as part of Rare Impact with the goal of raising $100M over the next 10 years to help give people access to mental health services. The Rare Impact Fund will help support the local, national, and global organizations that have a direct impact on the well-being of Rare Beauty’s community, with a focus on underserved communities.  The Rare Impact Fund is a joint effort between Rare Beauty, foundations and partners, and the community. The Rare Impact Fund is a fiscally sponsored project of the Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

 

The NAACP

Founded in 1909, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. Advocacy has one direction, #Forward. To see the changes our communities deserve, the NAACP is pushing forward with strategic thinking, planning, organizing, policymaking, and accountability to ensure that Black lives are a priority in all spaces. Join the NAACP in dismantling racism by utilizing your power to take action on pressing issues that affect the Black community.

 

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.   The Trevor Project’s mission is to end LGBTQ youth suicide.   Their 24/7 phone, text, and chat crisis services provide life-saving and life-affirming support and crisis counseling to LGBTQ young people who are struggling.

Act To Change

Act To Change is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending bullying among Asian American and Pacific Islander youth. By leveraging a comprehensive approach spanning programming, partnerships, digital outreach, school curriculum, coalition building, and policy and advocacy to drive change, the organization aims to create a world where all youth feels proud and supported in their identities. Act To Change truly believes that together, we can end bullying.

Best Buddies International 

Best Buddies International is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X syndrome, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.  Sephora will donate all gifted points generated by retail and web customers between March 30, 2021 to May 3, 2021 to BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL to support the organization’s four mission pillars, as they strive to build a more inclusive world for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Project Glimmer

Their mission to inspire every girl to envision and realize an empowered future. They are a national nonprofit organization serving over half a million teenage girls and women, 86% of whom are young women of color. Project Glimmer works in all 50 states through partnerships with 1,000+ organizations including foster care, homeless, crisis care and youth services. Through their programs including Gifts + Goods, Day of Empowerment and Empower Hour and Career Coaching, they are dedicated to helping end gender and racial inequality.

 

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

While many marched in the streets, sat-in at lunch counters, and refused to ride in the back of the bus, The Leadership Conference worked to get Congress to pass legislation that would protect the civil and human rights of all people in America. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights of today is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. They focus on defending civil rights in key areas including: policing, justice reform, federal judges, education equity, a fair and accurate Census, economic security, media and technology, immigration, fighting hate and bias, voting rights, and civic engagement. In short, The Leadership Conference works toward building America as good as its ideals.

Center for Urban Families

The Center for Urban Families is a non-profit working to empower individuals and families in Baltimore, Maryland, with the skills they need for long-term personal and economic success. Through a holistic, person-centered approach, they help their members discover and reach their full potential. They believe that every person matters, no matter who they are or where they come from, and that it is never too late for a second chance.

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. The National Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development and voting.

The Arc

The Arc’s mission is to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. They achieve this through their initiatives focused on areas such as education, health, criminal justice, employment, travel, future planning, and technology.

National CARES Mentoring

The National CARES Mentoring Movement has been a Sephora Racial Equity Partner since August of 2019. Their mission is to provide Black children living in poverty, in disinvested communities and schools, the emotional and academic supports they need to unleash their potential and graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college or vocational training programs and in 21st century careers.

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)

NBJC has been a Sephora Racial Equity Partner since August of 2019 and is dedicated to ending racism, homophobia, bias, and stigma toward Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and same-gender-loving people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. The NBJC is focused on strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBTQ/SGL equality.

Donations will be made by Sephora to the Sephora Stands Charitable Fund, administered by Tides Foundation, to benefit the named charity.

Redeem online only for a limited time, while supplies last of rewards donations for listed charity. Valid for U.S. residents only. Subject to Beauty Insider Terms & Conditions. Points for this reward are not considered tax-deductible for Sephora clients. 

 

Sephora has committed to creating a space where everyone feels like they belong and in 2019 donated $1 million for 2020 programming to organizations that fight for racial justice and equality across the country and create opportunities that empower underserved communities. And, through the month of June, Sephora is doubling its employee gift matching donations by giving $2 for every $1 an employee donates to the following racial justice organizations.

 

In 2019, Sephora gifted $150,000 each to five national organizations for 2020 programming:

The Center for Urban Families is using the funds to support its comprehensive All In strategy that accelerates social/economic opportunity and advocates for policies that promote equality and racial justice.

National CARES Mentoring Movement is using the funding to implement its blueprint for community recovery, THE RISING: ELEVATING EDUCATION, EXPECTATIONS AND SELF-ESTEEM program, in communities across the country.

National Black Justice Coalition is using the funds to fight racism, homophobia and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to host the inaugural convening of the Youth & Young Adult Advisory Committee, and to support their Black Trans Advisory Council.

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is using the donation to support its annual Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), its signature women and girls empowerment program.  Specifically, it will support the BWR Justice Project to host a “Sisters Can We Talk” racial justice intergenerational national tour series, launch its 2019 SiSTAR Power Women’s Empowerment Project in November, and host its annual Women of Power National Summit in 2020.

The NAACP is using the funds to support its ACT-SO program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.

$250,000 was donated to more than 100 organizations located throughout the country. This includes Sephora contribution in the form of matching employee donations, as well as grants to organizations nominated by Sephora’s racial Equity Advisors, a group of 25 leaders at the intersection of race and culture that have been advising Sephora since August of 2019 and the store teams within those communities.

Additionally, Sephora continues to collaborate with Values Partnerships, a leading social impact agency, and a council of racial justice and equality leaders to commission a broad-based research study on the state of bias in retail with a specific focus on the experience of people of color. Insights will lead to recommendations that advance inclusivity and improve the retail experience for all.

 

Face Masks Save Lives.    According to the Centers for Disease Control, wearing a cloth face covering may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Wearing face masks is something we can all do to help protect our local communities and our most vulnerable populations. For a limited time, Sephora is selling face masks in our US stores and donating a portion of the profits to COVID-19 relief efforts.

Sephora will donate $5 from the sale of each face mask to benefit the Tides Stronger Together Fund for COVID-19 relief. This emergency response fund supports rapid response grants to an unparalleled network of over 140 organizations that serve high-risk communities and those impacted most by COVID-19.

Tides is committed to supporting those on the frontlines of COVID-19 service and recognizes that this public health crisis has disproportionately affected low-income communities. The Tides Stronger Together Fund supports organizations that advance innovative solutions, improve lives, and drive lasting social change.

To learn more, please visit Tides Stronger Together Fund.

Together Fund

The Sephora Stands Together Fund makes it possible through gifts of time or money to provide short-term financial help to Sephora employees in times of emergency or financial hardship.

 

Grants

Through a philanthropic partnership with Tides Foundation, a public charity and nonprofit accelerator dedicated to building a world of shared prosperity and social justice, Sephora provides financial support to non-profit organizations that align with our commitment to people, planet, and community.

Matching Gifts

Sephora encourages employees to give to the causes they care about by matching dollars to time volunteered and money given to eligible organizations.

Sephora volunteers

For every hour a Sephora employee volunteers at an eligible nonprofit organization, we donate $10 to an eligible charity of their choice. Together we’re making a more beautiful world.

Sephora employees take action to support our planet by volunteering at a clean-up in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Sephora employees assemble gifts for clients of Project Glimmer.

Sephora employees volunteer at a beach cleanup with the REN Clean Skincare brand and the Surfrider Foundation.

Sephora employees participate together in causes they care about like the Honolulu AIDS Walk.

Product donation

Sephora has supported over 200,000 women and girls with product donations that are turned into meaningful gifts through partnership with Project Glimmer, an organization that inspires girls and women to believe in themselves by letting them know their community cares. Programs like Work Your Magic: A Day of Empowerment connects at-risk girls and women with resources that help build confidence, inner beauty, and professional skills.

“Sephora Stands Together helped us get back on our feet when we needed it most!"

Paige Washington,

Sephora Skincare Consultant

“Sephora Stands Together helped us get back on our feet when we needed it most!"

Paige Washington,

Sephora Skincare Consultant