We believe in giving back to the communities we do business in and helping those in need.
Ace Foundation

The official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation helps enhance the vision of being the “Helpful Place” in local communities across the country and around the globe through charitable giving. The foundation provides support and philanthropic opportunities to its consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members to give back to local communities through fundraising efforts for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

In addition, the Foundation oversees the Ace Helpful Fund, an employee emergency assistance fund available to qualified retail, corporate, field and RSC Ace team members who are facing financial hardship.

Meet Our 2023 Ace All-Star
We are proud to announce we welcomed Lily Baker (age 10) from Yakima, WA into the Ace family as the organization's tenth Ace All-Star. The Ace Hardware Foundation surprised Lily and her family with a star-studded red-carpet event for her premiere as the 2023 Ace All-Star complete with "paparazzi" from the local high school where Lily is their CMN Champion.

A record $22.1 million raised in 2022 for CMN Hospitals

Retailer Fundraising

Raised over $13.45 million

Retailer Fundraising
Over $13.45 Million

Over $8.4 million raised via Round-up at the registers

Round Up functions at POS
Over $8.45 Million

Nearly 4,000 stores donated to their local CMN Hospital

Stores donating funds to their local CMN hospital
4,000 Stores

Over 1.2 million World's Finest Chocolate bars sold

World’s Finest Chocolate Bars
1.3 Million Sold

Over $850,000 for our annual Miracle Bucket promotion

Funds raised for our annual Miracle Bucket Promotion
Over $1.7 Million

Vendor Fundraising

Raised just under $7 million

Raised just under
Nearly $7 Million

Ace Shootout raised a record-breaking $2.7 million

Ace Shootout
$2.9 Million

Kerry Wood Celebrity Golf Invitational presented by Ace Hardware raised over $1 million

Kerry Wood Celebrity Golf Invitational
1.2 Million

28th Annual Vendor Golf Outing raised over $1.2 million

2022 Vendor Golf Outing
1.6 Million

Corporate Fundraising

Raised over $1 million

Corporate Fundraising
$1 million

$173,000 was raised via Change For Kids payroll deduction

Change for Kids Payroll deduction
Over $174,000

RSC Fundraising $811,000

Retail Support Center Fundraising
$1.375 million

Ranked #1 corporate partner to Lurie Children's Hospital for fifth year in a row

Ranked #1 corporate partner for Lurie Children’s Hospital
7th Year in a Row

Top 10 Retailer Fundraising Markets for 2022

Congratulations to the Top 10 CMN Hospitals Retailer Fundraising Markets for 2022.

top 10 retailer fundraising markets for 2020
San Francisco-Oakland
Salt Lake City
ace helpful fund

We exist to help others…and that includes helping our own people, when they need it most.

The Ace Helpful Fund is designed to provide short-term, emergency support to qualified Ace Hardwar corporate, RSC and field team members, as well as Ace store retail associates who experience financial hardship as a result of certain unforeseen and unpreventable circumstances and who cannot afford basic living expenses. These circumstances include natural disaster, death, serious or life-threatening illness or injury, catastrophic or extreme circumstances.

The Ace Helpful Fund also allows all Ace team members, friends and family the opportunity to participate in this effort by contributing to the fund in support of members of the Ace family who may experience such a hardship. Visit www.acehelpfulfund.org for more information, to apply for assistance or to make a tax-deductible donation.