Safeway Grocery Chain Favors Human Services Efforts

The Safeway Foundation opens its: 2015 national grants program to aid hunger relief, education, health and human services and programs for people with special needs. Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies across programs — first-time funded organization will typically receive a grant of $10,000 to $25,000 (the foundation donated $21 million to local schools as part of its education effort); Deadline: Rolling (national grants are reviewed typically in January, April, July and October. Most regional grants are reviewed biannually; in the state of Washington, the foundation reviews grants monthly). Grants are awarded in support of youth development organizations. ¬†Safeway and The Safeway Foundation provide in-kind and cash grants to food banks and organizations dedicate to child hunger relief. Priority goes to youth development organizations offering afterschool and physical education programs.

  • Health and Human Services: Grants are awarded to support health research and nutritional programs, including medical research. The foundation accepts unsolicited funding requests.

Start with the online letter of inquiry process. Eligible organizations should verify they have a mission match with the appropriate funding priority focus area before applying. Funding will only go for projects in areas where the store chain has operations. Contact:

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