Foundation: 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.
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: https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants
Info: Community.Relations@target.com (for questions).