SEATTLE, April 12, 2012 - Over the past 40 years, Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) has committed to inspiring and investing in community action around the world, empowering partners (employees) and customers to personalize their involvement. Throughout the month of April, Starbucks celebrates its commitment to community by hosting the company’s second annual Global Month of Service as well as launching a new Community Card: Vote.Give.Grow. program. Through the Vote.Give.Grow. program, The Starbucks Foundation is investing $4 million dollars into local U.S. communities through grants to more than 120 nonprofits operating in these neighborhoods. Starbucks is inviting its partners and customers to help direct this funding by voting on local nonprofits in their community throughout the month of April.