Chicken Processor Supports Projects for Agriculture, the Environment

Private Funder: Tyson Foods; Opportunity: Education Grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National (in the 25 states where the company has a presence); Eligibility: Schools; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: Tyson, the Springdale, AR-based chicken processor, offers funding for K-12 classroom improvements. Focus areas are: technical education, agriculture, the environment, diversity and food safety. Schools in areas of operations should contact the Tyson Foods location in their community. Each facility determines project funding for its community. Youth groups benefit. For example, Tyson recently gave $50,000 to Youth Golf of Northwest Arkansas, Rogers, AR, for general support. Larger requests from Tyson Foods communities must come through plant managers, with their recommendations. A list of locations can be found here:

Info: (education grants), Tyson Foods, P.O. Box 2020, Springdale, AR 72764-6999, 800/643-3410 or 479/290-5180.

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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