Private 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 (www.deca.org), won a $20,000 grant for a youth development program, Junior Achievement of Dallas, Richardson, TX (www.jadallas.org), won a $5,000 grant for general support and the Nat’l Four-H Council, Chevy Chase, MD, (www.4-h.org), won a $35,000 grant for a youth agriculture education program.