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2018 CSR Update

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Our Mission

To be an honorable company that delivers comfort to those in need and inspiration and opportunity to those who want to improve their world.

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About Us

In 2018, Disney announced a five-year, global commitment of $100 million to help reimagine the patient journey in children’s hospitals. Using the powerful combination of our beloved characters, storytelling and legendary creativity, teams across the Company, including Disney Imagineers, are working with patient care experts to create customized distinctly “Disney” experiences designed to inspire young patients and their families and ease the stress of a hospital stay.

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Our Legacy

Walt Disney would visit with children in hospitals, sometimes accompanied by Disney characters and animators to bring children moments of joy.

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Wish Granting

Since Disney granted its first wish in 1980 at Disneyland, the Company has fulfilled more than 130,000 wishes to seriously ill children around the world. More than 10,000 wishes are granted annually that range from theme parks and resorts experiences, to movie premieres, talent or character meet and greets and more.

Disney Team of Heroes Pilot Hospital

Click here to see how Disney Team of Heroes has helped deliver the best of Disney to the program’s pilot hospital.

Next Generation of Innovators

At Disney, we have a long history of innovating with technology to bring our beloved characters and stories to life in more imaginative and immersive ways.  To that end, we invest in programming that inspires youth to explore the possibilities of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) so that they can create the futures they imagine.

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FIRST

Disney and Disney VoluntEARS have supported FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) for over 25 years by providing financial support and mentorship to robotics teams through involvement with regional and World Championship competitions. In 2018, Disney made a $1.5MM commitment to leverage the iconic storytelling and imagery of Star Wars to provide access to FIRST programming for more youth around the world.

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Snap the Gap

Disney is committed to helping close the gender gap in technology and engineering by proudly supporting Snap the Gap, a pilot program focused on creating opportunities for girls to gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed. Disney has also been a proud supporter of Girls Who Code programming since 2015.

Next Generation of Storytellers

At Disney, we believe that the best stories are those that showcase the diversity of the wider world and reflect our audiences. We are committed to closing the representation gap in storytelling by empowering young people to discover and use their unique voices.

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Disney Musicals In Schools

Disney launched the Disney Musicals in Schools program in 2009 and to-date, has established sustainable theater programs in under-resourced public elementary schools in 388 schools and 21 cities across the US and the UK. The program provides free performance and professional development materials to participating teachers.

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Young Storytellers

Disney has been a proud supporter of the Young Storytellers program since 2012. Through this program, students receive one-on-one mentorship from Disney cast members, learn how to write original stories, and see them brought to life on stage in their communities by incredible Disney talent.

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4M Hours of Service
Disney VoluntEARS

Our VoluntEARS have contributed 4 million hours of service since 2012. By 2020, it is our goal to contribute more than five million hours of employee community service.

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$332.8M Philanthropic Giving
Our Giving

In 2018, Disney gave more than $332.8 million to nonprofit organizations helping kids, families, and communities in need through charitable cash giving, in-kind contributions, and public service announcements.

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61M+ Books Donated
Book Donations

Since 2012, Disney has donated over 61 million books to schools and children.


Charitable Giving Information

For organizations seeking financial or in-kind support from Disney, ABC or ESPN, please review the Charitable Giving Guidelines:

View Charitable Giving Guidelines

For conservation organizations seeking a grant from the Disney Conservation Fund please click here:

Learn About the Disney Conservation Fund

For organizations seeking complimentary tickets, Disney rewards eligible US nonprofit organizations with complimentary Disney parks tickets for hosting family-friendly volunteer projects. Eligible organizations can earn up to 20 Disney Park tickets per calendar year, and volunteer projects can benefit the organization directly or support another community program or need. Learn more about tickets and register here:

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