Community Giving

Supporting communities and changing lives 

Capstone works with non-profit partners nationally and globally to help underserved communities. Each year, the Capstone Community Fund supports more than 150 organizations’ initiatives through book donations, sponsorships, and employee volunteer time.

If you would like to request a donation, please reach out to our corporate giving department at communitygiving@capstonepub.com

Our education and literacy partners

Capstone Volunteer Program

People packing United Way literacy kits

Capstone believes that time should always be made to support and give back to the communities around us. We actively support and empower employees to engage in volunteerism and build those special relationships in the causes they believe in. Fun fact! In 2019, our employees volunteered more than 650+ hours in their communities!

Capstone also has established a scholarship program to assist students who live or reside in Minnesota who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs— Capstone Community Scholarship Program —in partnership with Scholarship America.

Hear from Capstone volunteers!

I volunteered at Capstone’s booth at the South Central Minnesota Pride event. While at Pride, seeing all of those people’s faces when they realized we had books where they could see themselves reflected in them, I felt like this is was my purpose. All those years of studying, finding a job, and working hard were very much worth it to see how happy people were to see books—especially free books—at Pride. It renewed my excitement to be working at Capstone and made me even more determined to help bring books alive.

I really appreciate Capstone’s paid volunteer benefit. It’s allowed me to support my community through volunteering my time to local organizations and various company events in our region. I want to have an impact on my community and Capstone truly supports this cause by offering this program to all employees.

Volunteering has always been very important to me, so having the support and encouragement from Capstone to volunteer as I wish is so appreciated!  Capstone walks the walk when it comes to putting our passions into action with helping others.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

We are committed to diversity and promoting equity. Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Board (DEI&B)  acts on behalf of the company to lead and manage all DEI&B initiatives. The board has brought guests from a wide range of knowledge and experiences to speak at our town hall meetings, increased Capstone’s presence in community events, audited past products to make sure they meet our current standards of inclusivity, implemented company wide diversity and inclusion training, and more. Capstone is committed to continue integrating DEI&B initiatives through our operations, strategies, products, business objectives, and culture.

DEI&B (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging) Board logo

Health and well-being

The health and well-being of Capstone employees is important to us. That is why we offer our Better U program, a resource for health and wellness through educational opportunities, wellness activities, and self-betterment. Through this, we hope to establish a culture that promotes health: physical, mental, emotional, and financial. From yoga classes over lunch, chair massages, and blood drives through the American Red Cross, Capstone offers a variety of health and wellness activities on-site and off-site to keep our employees happy and healthy!

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A commitment to sustainability

The goal of Capstone’s sustainability initiative is to make sustainable decisions that will benefit both the environment and our business. 

  • 32% of our printed books used paper that was Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified
  • The largest printer of Capstone books is less than two miles from the Distribution Center, decreasing fossil fuels used

We are always looking ahead to improve and commit to practices that promote responsible stewardship of the environment.

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