Youth, Social Services Are Funder’s Favorites

Funder: TJX Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Program Grants; Funding Focus: Communities, domestic violence, education, health, social services; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, (it made $11 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: Funder focuses its charitable giving on programs that provide services to disadvantaged women, children and families. The TJX Foundation, the giving effort of the TJX Companies that include TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods, makes grants in communities where it has operations.

Focus areas include:

  • Basic critical needs for families and children in need:
  • Access to food, shelter, clothing
  • Lives free from domestic abuse.
  • Access to opportunities for youth in need:
  • Programs outside school that enable school success in preK-12
  • Workforce readiness for youth (16-24 year olds)

Info: 508/390-3199, for more on the foundation.

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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