The Disney Worldwide Outreach Program is Disney's charitable division, helping charitable organizations throughout the world, as well as local initiatives.
In 1983, at Disneyland, Disney formed the "Disneyland Community Action Team" (DCAT). DCAT became involved with the Special Olympics, the Orangewood Children's Home, and other local charities. The corporate-wide VoluntEARS program was created from this initiative in 1992. The DisneyHand program, soon to be renamed the Disney Worldwide Outreach program, was created to give a corporate standard on Disney's charitable initiatives.
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation
- Toys for Tots
- First Book
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- Disney Teacher Awards
- Disney Global Outreach official website - with list of projects being worked on
- Walt Disney World's official public affairs website - with info on community involvement, charitable support, and more