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The Homer Fund

Our network of nearly 400,000 associates have each other’s back in times of need. The Homer Fund, a nonprofit charity, seeks to make a positive impact in associates’ lives by assisting in many need-based situations, such as providing shelter after a disaster or helping with the cost of burying a loved one. Since its creation in 1999, the Fund has given more than $145 million in assistance to 117,000 associates in need, and more than $1.4 million is awarded to associates facing unforeseen emergencies on a monthly basis.

Original funding for The Homer Fund’s grant programs was given by The Home Depot founders. Since then, more than 89 percent of the company chooses to donate to The Homer Fund each year, and every dollar donated directly impacts an associate in need.