Private Funder: SuperValu Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Program grants; Funding Focus: Nutrition, healthcare & obesity; Geographic Focus: National with an emphasis on Minnesota and where it has operations; Eligibility: Nonprofits and schools; Funding: Multiple awards, the foundation made $850,000 in grants last year; Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: Grants support nutrition and hunger relief. SuperValu, a grocery store chain based in Minnesota, focuses giving on creating healthy, thriving communities where it has a presence. The focus areas are:
- Hunger Relief: These funds focus on comprehensive hunger relief.
- Health & Nutrition Education: Funding focuses on healthy lifestyles and nutrition promotion and education, as well as access to healthy foods. Support is provided through the store’s Volunteers in Action (VIA) program.
- Environmental Stewardship: Financial support is provided to nonprofit environmental efforts.
Schools and children-and-youth nonprofits are eligible for the grants. The Children’s Home Society and Family Services, Saint Paul, MN, won a $2,500 grant for a children’s services program and Girls Inc. of St. Louis won a $5,000 for general support. Novice applicants do not get a preference. The foundation website is at: http://tinyurl.com/kjt9hza
Info: Sherry Smith, senior vice president, 952/828-4000 or for questions about the funding opportunity SupervaluCustomerInquiries@supervalu.com (email).