Global Social Impact

Mary Kay is committed to enriching the lives of women and their families by partnering with organizations from around the world, focusing on supporting cancer research, protecting survivors from domestic abuse, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to follow their dreams. As part of our mission to enrich the lives of women around the world, our global social impact and local community strategy consists of a multi-faceted approach to do the best for those in need.

Social Impact




Pink Changing Lives is our global commitment to recognize women and girls who are changing the world for the better, and support organizations around the world who tirelessly work to improve the lives of women and their families. The cause empowerment program is entirely funded by a portion of the sales from Pink Changing Lives products.

Since 2008, the program has impacted more than six million women and their families by partnering with over 3,250 organizations, donating over $17 million.

We are dedicated to collaborating with organizations from all over the world to find meaningful solutions to global issues with a local community impact. 

Around the world, we are mobilizing efforts to address the most pressing in-kind and monetary needs of communities affected by crises including everything from natural disasters to health crises. 

Corporate Sponsored Foundations

Our four company-sponsored foundations around the world dedicate support to enriching women’s lives: Mary Kay Ash Foundation (US), Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation (Canada), Instituto Mary Kay (Brazil), and programs and funds set up in partnership with Mary Kay China, including: Mary Kay Women’s Entrepreneurship Program, Mary Kay China Charity Fund, Mary Kay Spring Bud Fund, Young Women’s Future Fund, and Pink Changing Lives Community Fund.

Mary Kay Ash FoundationSM

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation (Canada) 

Instituto Mary Kay (Brazil)

Mary Kay China Sponsored Programs and Funds

Guided by Mary Kay Ash’s dream to enrich the lives of women everywhere, the Mary Kay Ash FoundationSM raises and distributes funds to invest in breakthrough cancer research to find a cure for women-related cancers and ending domestic violence against women. Since 1996, the Mary Kay Ash FoundationSM has contributed more than $92 million to organizations aligned with its two-fold mission. In addition, the Foundation supports awareness initiatives, community outreach programs, and advocates for legislation to ensure women are healthy and safe. Together, we can make the world better for women. To learn more about how to educate, advocate, volunteer and donate, and join life-saving work to support and empower women, visit

Founded in 2001, The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation is committed to support women living with cancer through the Look Good Feel Better program and to help end violence against women by providing grants to women’s shelters and community outreach programs. The Foundation provides a grant to a domestic violence shelter in each of the ten provinces in Canada to support women and their families trying to flee domestic violence situations annually. To learn more, please visit

Founded in 2014, Instituto Mary Kay aims to promote the wellness of women and their families in all phases of life, and it develops projects focused on health, education, family and professional and social development. In Brazil, our focus of work is to combat domestic violence. Millions of dollars have been donated to various organizations to help women and children around the world. To learn more, please visit

Founded in 1995, through sponsored programs and funds, Mary Kay China established its philanthropic efforts to span across the urgent needs for women and children. Launching its core program, the Mary Kay Women’s Entrepreneurship Program is in association with China Women’s Development Foundation; and includes four additional funds: Mary Kay China Charity Fund is in cooperation with China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, Mary Kay Spring Bud Fund is in cooperation with China Children and Teenagers’ Fund, Young Women’s Future Fund is in cooperation with Adream Foundation, and Pink Changing Lives Community Fund is set up by Pink Changing Lives Volunteer Club and Jing’an Branch of Shanghai Charity Foundation.