Office Depot Foundation
Corporate Award
Recognizes a corporation or its affiliated foundation who has made a significant contribution to the public health and welfare of South Florida through leadership, vision, programs, and financial support.
The Office Depot Foundation is an independent foundation—tax exempt under IRC Sec. 501(c)(3)—that serves as the independent charitable giving arm of Office Depot, Inc. In keeping with its mission, Listen Learn Care®, the Foundation supports a variety of programs that give children tools to succeed in school and in life; build the capacity of nonprofit organizations through collaboration and innovation; and help communities prepare for disasters, as well as recovering and rebuilding afterward.   Today’s Office Depot Foundation was born out of the devastation of Hurricane Andrew, as the company’s South Florida associates and surrounding communities struggled to get their lives and businesses back to normal. Since then, the Foundation has been recognized for its award-winning initiatives such as the National Backpack Program, which has donated 3.7 million backpacks and sackpacks to children around the world since 2001; its National Disaster Help Desk for Business, managed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center; its Weekend in Boca Civil Society Leadership Symposium for nonprofit organizations; and its annual Women’s Symposium, which provides women the tools they need to become more successful in their personal and professional lives. For more information, visit