Store Chain Seeks Applications for Hunger Grants

grantsPrivate Funder: Southeastern Grocers Foundation (formerly BI-LO Winn-Dixie Foundation); Opportunity: 2017 Grants; Funding Focus: Hunger, education, children and youth; Geographic Focus: Regional (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies(the foundation distributed about $3.5 million in grants last year); Deadline: TBA.

Summary: Grants address community priorities, including hunger, nutrition and child literacy. The foundation matches contributions made by employees, directors, and retirees of Winn-Dixie to educational institutions and hospitals and nonprofit organizations involved with human services on a one-for-one basis from $50 to $2,500 per contributor, per institution, per year up to $10,000 per contributor, per year.The foundation provides funding to organizations addressing hunger. It also supports programs focused on health, education, women, and children. Schools and children’s organizations have been past award winners. For example, the foundation awarded grants recently to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (FL) for program support, the Oasis Counseling for Women and Children, Birmingham, AL, for general support and the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home for operating support.

Info: (website); Chelsea Rhodes, charitable giving specialist, 904/783-5000.

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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