Our Foundations capture the spirit of our company. Through our grant making, we aspire to act as pioneering agents of social change.
Philanthropy, you might say, is woven into the fabric of Levi Strauss & Co. In 1897, our founder, Levi Strauss donated funds for scholarships — half of them for women — at the University of California at Berkeley. We have been finding ways to empower individuals and communities ever since.
Today, that heritage is enshrined in two dynamic foundations committed to social change and improving the lives of those in need.
For more than 50 years, the Levi Strauss Foundation has actively promoted workers rights, the fight against HIV/AIDS and building assets to protect poor families and marginalized individuals.
The Red Tab Foundation, started by Levi Strauss & Co. executive Jerry O’Shea, provides a financial safety net for any company employee or retiree in need.
Learn more about how the Levi Strauss Foundation demonstrates leadership and courageous risk-taking in its philanthropy.
Learn more about how the Red Tab Foundation helps company employees and retirees maintain their financial, physical and emotional health.
Each of us has a capacity to make business not only a source of economic wealth, but also a force for social and economic justice.
Walter Haas, Jr., Levi Strauss & Co. CEO, 1958–70