Private Funder: Tyson Foods; Opportunity: Education Grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National (in the 25 states where the company has a presence); Eligibility: Schools; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: Tyson, the Springdale, AR-based chicken processor, offers funding for K-12 classroom improvements. Focus areas are: technical education, agriculture, the environment, diversity and food safety. Schools in areas of operations should contact the Tyson Foods location in their community. Each facility determines project funding for its community. Youth groups benefit. For example, Tyson recently gave $50,000 to Youth Golf of Northwest Arkansas, Rogers, AR, for general support. Larger requests from Tyson Foods communities must come through plant managers, with their recommendations. A list of locations can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/qc3mzsb
Info: http://tinyurl.com/CDP0215ts (education grants), Tyson Foods, P.O. Box 2020, Springdale, AR 72764-6999, 800/643-3410 or 479/290-5180.