Foundation: Target Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Field Trip Grants; Funding Focus: Children, arts, literacy, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, schools, libraries and public agencies; Funding: Up to $700 each; Deadline: Aug. 1 to Sept. 30.
Summary: Target funds field trips connecting students’ classroom curriculum to out-of-school experiences. Grants will be awarded to educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and classified staff who are employed by accredited K-12 public, private, or charter schools. (Parents, volunteers, after-school programs, Pre-K groups, and childcare centers are not eligible to apply.) Types of funded trips include art, science, and cultural museum visits; community service and civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used from January 2016 until the end of the school year to cover trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.
Target supports programs and organizations based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area that provide accessible and affordable arts and cultural experiences to the community through general operating grants. Target requires applicants to register online with the Minnesota Cultural Data Project (CDP) before applying for Foundation funding; firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Services: Target supports programs and organizations based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area that directly provide food and housing to communities or families at risk.
The website for the grants program offers a helpful frequently asked questions section at: http://tinyurl.com/cdp88-06q6