Store Chain Fund Aids Education, Arts

grantsPrivate Funder: JC Penney Company Fund; Opportunity: jcp Cares; Funding Focus: Arts and culture, education, health and welfare, disaster relief, youth development and human services; Geographic Focus: National, where it has operations; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: Jcp Cares supports nonprofit organizations at local, regional, and national levels. K-12 schools are eligible if they have a community partnership with the local store outlet. Youth groups have benefited. Distributive Education Clubs of America, Reston, VA (, won a $20,000 grant for a youth development program, Junior Achievement of Dallas, Richardson, TX (, won a $5,000 grant for general support and the Nat’l Four-H Council, Chevy Chase, MD,  (, won a $35,000 grant for a youth agriculture education program.

Info: ; email, Laura Sandall,  972/431-7159.

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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