Retail Chain Offers Funding for Arts, Education

Target-logoFoundation: Target Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Local Store Grants: Arts; Early Childhood Reading; and Field Trips; Funding Focus: Children, arts, literacy, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, schools, libraries and public agencies; Funding: Up to $2,000 each; Deadlines: Applications are accepted between Jan. 1 to Feb. 1 (Arts ); Aug. 1 to Sept. 30 (Field Trips applications).

Summary: This program is a giving effort of the retail chain. Arts grants fund school arts programs to enhance students’ classroom curriculum by bringing the arts and cultural experiences to schools, such as in-school performances, artist in residency programs and workshops in schools. Target supports social service programs and organizations based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area that directly provide food and housing to communities or families at risk through general operating grants.

Ed Funding

Field trip funds allow students and teachers to learn in all kinds of settings. Target funds field trips connecting students’ classroom curriculum to out-of-school experiences. The website for the grants program offers a helpful frequently asked questions section at:

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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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