Social Services Important to Costco Giving

Costco_Wholesale logoPrivate Funder: Costco Wholesale; Program: Program Grants; Funding Focus: Children, youth, education, health/human services; Geographic Focus: National (communities with Costco stores; for location information, please visit; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards (the company will only fund up to 10% of a grant project); Deadline: Costco accepts and reviews grant applications throughout the year.

Summary: Wholesaler wants to be funding partner, not sole funder. The food warehouse chain focuses funding on programs supporting children, education and health and human services. The company has different processes for local, regional and national funding. A handy FAQ is here:

Info:;; 800/955-2292.

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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