Store Chain Helps in Hunger Relief, Environment

supervalu-logo-svgPrivate 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:

  1. Hunger Relief: These funds focus on comprehensive hunger relief.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

Info: Sherry Smith, senior vice president, 952/828-4000 or for questions about the funding opportunity (email).

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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