The Dr. Martens FoundatioN
The Dr. Martens Foundation is an independent UK registered charity.
We put our best foot forward and lead the way for what is fair. We support causes which empower rebellious self-expression and drive forward positive change. The Dr. Martens Foundation stands for doing more.
Dr. Martens Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and a charity registered in England and Wales with company number 13174032 and charity number 1194513. Its registered office is at 28 Jamestown Road, Camden, London, United Kingdom, NW1 7BY. The Foundation isn't accepting unsolicited applications as grant making is currently by invitation only.
Supporting communities around the world is part of who we are at Dr. Martens.
At Dr. Martens we support regional charity partners through funding and volunteering. These are our 2020 highlights.
In May 2020 we launched our internal ‘Give Something Back’ initiative. Our communities across the globe were being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, so we invited our employees to nominate the causes to receive a donation to help them through the challenging circumstances. We donated to causes big and small from around the world, all nominated by our people. These ranged from food banks, homeless shelters and healthcare charities to an emergency fund for musicians.
Racism and discrimination go against everything we stand for. In 2020, we donated £100,000 to anti-racism charities and not-for-profit organisations as chosen by our employees, including Show Racism the Red Card and NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and we have continued to support causes committed to racial equality in 2021. Check out the DE&I section of our Sustainability Report for more information.
For Pride 2020 we donated to the Trevor Project and the Albert Kennedy Trust. We are proud to have supported these causes since 2015 and have plans to extend our partnerships and activations in alliance with the LGBTQ+ community.
Over the past year, our employees hosted internal fundraisers and challenges, which raised thousands for charity. In May 2020 we hosted virtual fundraisers for our Give Something Back initiative through internal Tiktok and fancy dress challenges. In December, our EMEA team held an internal auction and our Americas regional team raised funds during the festive season for mental health charities, anti-racism organisations and food banks.