Who We Are

The Coach Foundation supports global philanthropic initiatives focused on community to help create a better future for all. Since its founding in 2008, the Coach Foundation has given more than $60 million to nonprofit partners all over the world.

Our Work

Inspired by the spirit of New York, our hometown since 1941, we partner with nonprofits that support our local and global communities and share our belief that all should have the freedom to live authentically and thrive.

In 2018, we launched Dream It Real, our core mission focused on helping young people around the world pursue their paths and purpose.

Our Mission

To help break cycles of inequality, we empower the next generation to reach their full potential through higher education.



Circular Design Scholarship Program

This year, the Coach Foundation awarded an unprecedented 15 scholarships as part of a new CFDA x Coach Dream It Real Circular Design Scholarship and its commitment to help empower and equip the next generation with skills to craft a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.

In addition to offering education, mentorship and support through the scholarship, Coach will bring this new class of designers into its circularity programs to further establish a collaborative community approach to designing with circularity in mind.

Coach Goes All Out For Pride

After two years of mostly virtual celebrations, Coach celebrated Pride this year with "Go All Out For Pride," a campaign focused on the power of reconnection—with our immediate communities and beyond. To bring the campaign to life, Coach hosted a Pride party in New York City to celebrate spaces where we can be our authentic selves.

To celebrate Pride and support LGBTQIA+ communities, The Coach Foundation continued its work with the Hetrick-Martin Institute, Point Foundation and CenterLink Community of LGBTQ Centers to create supportive environments where young individuals can thrive. Additionally, through The Coach Foundation's partnership with CenterLink, we helped launch a digital support tool for queer teens to explore and affirm their identity called IMI. Download the app here.

The Dream It Real x Thurgood Marshall College Fund

In 2022, Coach launched the second year of its partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund with scholarships of $5,000 awarded to 80 students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

To date, Coach and The Coach Foundation have committed to over 100 scholarships for students at HBCUs and over $500,000 in funding as part of our mission to help break cycles of inequality by supporting young people through higher education.

Coach Celebrates First-Ever Dream Week

This year, we announced our commitment to providing 5,000 scholarships by 2025 by partnering with nonprofits around the world working to address inequities in higher education faced by under-represented students.

In addition, we committed to donating up to five percent of sales made during Dream Week up to $1 million in our U.S. and Canadian stores to the Dream It Real Fund.

Our Dream It Real Fund Grantees

The Opportunity Network
Bottom Line
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Year Up
Hetrick-Martin Institute
Point Foundation
Fashion Scholarship Fund

This fund is operated through CAFAmerica.

Watch "With Friends"

To celebrate our inaugural Dream Week, we spotlighted the stories of six students from our Dream It Real nonprofit partners around the world with interviews where they share what their dreams mean to them and how the Dream It Real program and the people around them support their dreams.

Discover Our Partners Around the World

The Coach Foundation partners with nonprofits that provide opportunity through access to higher education.

Our Partner In

North America

The Coach Foundation is proud to support The Opportunity Network and Bottom Line and their work to driving equity across higher education for under-represented students and students from low income communities. As part of our commitment, we are establishing a Dream It Real scholarship program to provide students with four years of scholarship, mentorship, and personal support.

Our Partnership With

The China Youth Development Foundation

The Coach Foundation partners with the China Youth Development Foundation in support of their work helping students at universities across China discover and develop their passions through student aid, scholarship and advocacy. As part of our commitment, the Coach Foundation launched the Dream It Real program to provide 1,000 low-income CYDF students each year with scholarships to university.

Learn more about the CYDF here.

Our Partnership With


The Coach Foundation supports Katariba's work in helping close the opportunity gap for young people across Japan. Our funding supports Katariba's Kikakke Opportunity Program and My Project to provide access to mentoring and to help thousands of Japanese young people develop skills towards achieving their dreams.

Learn more about Katariba here.

Our Partnership With

UK Youth

The Coach Foundation supports UK Youth through our bespoke Dream It Real Program helping young people each year discover their personal and career goals through a unique curriculum program and scholarship support.

Learn more about UK Youth here.

More ways we are helping create a better future for all.

Learn more about how we're supporting our local and global communities.

Social Equity

The Coach Foundation is committed to supporting nonprofits working at the forefront of addressing inequality in our communities.

In 2019, the Coach Foundation announced commitments to supporting nonprofits working at the forefront of addressing racial inequality by expanding education opportunities and protecting civil rights.

The Coach Foundation is also committed to creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ young people to thrive. We are proud to support programs that help LGBTQIA+ young people live authentically and reach their full potential.

Albert-Kennedy Trust
Centerlink Community of LGBTQ+ Centers
The Equal Justice Initiative
Hetrick-Martin Institute
The Point Foundation
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Thurgood Marshall College Fund


Today, the same way we care about every stitch that goes into our product, we care about the impact we have on the planet. Everything we make, we craft to last with the belief that better-made things create a better made future for all.

In 2021, we introduced Coach (Re)Loved, a new, circular way to Coach as part of our commitment to reducing our impact.

We are also proud to be a part of Fashion Makes Change, a coalition of brands dedicated to improving the lives of women around the world and cultivating a more sustainable future.

Learn more here.
Learn more about environmental responsibility at Coach here.

Fashion Makes Change

New York Heritage and Fashion

New York City is our hometown since 1941. Through the Coach Foundation, we support programs to ensure the vibrancy of New York.

To date, the Coach Foundation has donated over $20 million to support museums, arts and local parks in our New York City neighborhood on Manhattan's West Side.

To support the fashion community in New York, we have donated over $1 million to the Council of Fashion Designers of America and $500,000 to Parsons School of Design to support the future of NY Fashion.

We are also proud to have contributed over $3 million to support New York City small businesses as a founding partner of NYC's Small Business Continuity Fund.

Fashion Scholarship Fund
Friends of the Highline
NYC Small Business Continuity Fund
Parsons School of Design
The Shed
West Side Community Fund


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