Target Store Grant program



(Deadline: April 30) The 2010 Target Store Grant program, a giving effort of the retail chain’s foundation, will focus funding childhood literacy and arts and culture.

The Early Childhood Reading category funds programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children (pre-K-3) to read together with their families.

The Art and Culture in Schools category funds in-school arts programs that enhance student’s classroom curriculum by bringing arts and cultural experiences. This includes in-school performances, artist-in-residency programs and workshops to schools.

Schools, libraries, public agencies and 501(c)(3) nonprofits may apply for funding.

Grants in the amount of $2,000 each will be made for programs taking place between Sept. 1 and Aug. 1, 2011.

Insider’s Tip: The Store Grant has another category–Field Trip Grants.  This category has awarded 7,400 grants, totaling more than $6 million, to educators in all 50 states. More than 729,000 students have explored the world outside the classroom with a Target Field Trip Grant. Target staffers tell FAM that applications will begin being accepted for this grant category on Aug. 1.

Info: For more on the foundation, please visit