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Community & Partnerships
The Greater Good Foundation

In 2007, Burt's Bees established The Greater Good Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization designed to further our mission of responsible environmental stewardship. The Greater Good Foundation empowers non-profit, grassroots initiatives whose efforts inspire us, particularly in the areas of protecting honeybees, supporting sustainable agriculture, and supporting our local Durham community.

Since its inception, The Greater Good Foundation has issued $1.2 million in grants. In 2012 alone, The Greater Good Foundation donated $233,000 in proceeds to some 23 nonprofit organizations, including Resourceful Communities, SEEDS, and The Pollinator Partnership.

We also partner with organizations that promote sustainable business, such as AIM-Progress, NC GreenPower, and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

Featured Initiatives

Working together, we accomplish more. That was true when we started, and it's certainly true today (maybe truer than ever). We support sustainably-minded partners, as well as our local Durham community, through funding and volunteer time. We even give employees paid-time off to pursue outreach efforts. These partnerships are a cornerstone of our community service initiatives, giving us the resources, manpower, and motivation we need to go out and do good for our global neighbors.

This list is ever growing, so check back to follow the latest developments!