Applications Sought for Field Trip Grants

Target-logoFoundation: 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.

Other Grants

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;

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.

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About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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