Funder: Rite Aid Foundation; Geographic Focus: National, in communities in which Rite Aid operates; Program: Health and wellness grants; Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations; Funding: Varies (the foundation has awarded over $16 million in grants to nonprofits); Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: Applicants must focus on the health and well-being of children. The foundation limits its funding to programs for one year at a time. No organization can receive a grant from the foundation more than two years in a row: Organizations receiving two consecutive grants must wait 24 months to apply again. Nationally, Rite Aid supports the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raising more than $60 million for 117 children’s hospitals since 1994. There is a helpful FAQ section at: https://goo.gl/clGy0C
Health and recreation programs can benefit. The foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to the New York City Madison Square Boys and Girls Clubs (http://www.madisonsquare.org/) for its SMART Girls Program, which connects with young women at a pivotal point in their development toward adulthood.
Info: http://tinyurl.com/kzx4p5g (website); Rite Aid Foundation, PO Box 3165, Harrisburg, PA 17105.