Store Grants Support Education, Health

Funder: Sears Holdings; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Children, veterans and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: Although Sears has acquired Kmart, Sears continues to maintain the Kmart Fund for Kids. Focus areas are children, health, education, military/veterans and community development or the home. Children’s health is a priority. The funder has supported St. Jude Research Children’s Research Hospital ($6.3 million).  Education grants support college readiness, character education, and mentoring programs to provide a base for career exploration. The fund partnered with PENCIL to reform New York City public schools. Business leaders collaborate with principals to develop unique, school-based projects.

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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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