Payless Foundation


The Payless ShoeSource Foundation is committed to supporting programs that are focused on serving children and families in need — providing financial support to help meet basic human needs, including food, shelter, clothing and footwear in challenging times and crisis situations.

Our Focus

The Payless ShoeSource Foundation invests financially in nonprofit organizations that fit within our core focus area: supporting children and families in need. Priority is given to organizations that most directly provide basic human needs, including food, shelter and clothing to families who are facing financial hardships or have been impacted by crisis situations, including natural disasters. Additional consideration is provided to non-profits that can demonstrate a measurable impact in our communities.

Our Foundation Funded Programs

Other Foundation Partnerships

In addition to the programs above, the Payless ShoeSource Foundation supports and organizes our annual Holiday Family Adoption program at our corporate headquarters in partnership with the United Way of Greater Topeka’s Christmas Bureau, and has an ongoing relationship with the Two Ten Footwear Foundation. To learn more about these programs, visit their websites: