Target in the Twin Cities

We love our twin hometowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul! Since our start as the Dayton Dry Goods Company in 1902, we believe in helping maintain thriving neighborhoods and a strong business community.

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Giving back in our own backyard

For more than 50 years, Target has been a staple of the downtown Minneapolis business community. Realizing the importance of a strong central business district, Target has grown into one of downtown’s largest employers and is a consistent supporter of its community. 

We work with our team and partners across sectors to engage in local conversations to gauge where we can drive and contribute to meaningful change.

Community giving has always been a cornerstone of our company. It's why since 1946 Target has given 5% of our profits to the communities where our guests and team members live, learn, work and play. Today, this equates to millions of dollars a week in cashproducts, and through the Target Foundation.  

Through innovative programs, team member volunteerism, and strong partnerships, Target demonstrates a commitment to giving and philanthropy. In 2022 Target gave over $32 million in cash grants and product donations in the Twin Cities, and team members volunteered more than 82,000 hours in the community.

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Target was founded on the idea that our performance as a company is intrinsically linked to the health and vitality of the communities in which we live and work.

Brian Cornell Chair and Chief Executive Officer

Life in the Twin Cities

From a vibrant arts scene to lakes, parks and trails for outdoor enthusiasts, Minneapolis and St. Paul have something for everyone. Visit the sites below to see what our hometown has to offer.

Supporting downtown Minneapolis

Target Field opening in 2010 helped increase development on the west side of downtown, and the current renovations to Target Center will add to the sports and entertainment scene in the Warehouse District. Target supported the establishment of the Minneapolis Central Library, building the new Vikings stadium in downtown, the revitalization of Nicollet Mall and many other projects that align with the Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan’s goals.

Good to know

In 2022, across the in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Target ...

  • Gave more than $32M to the community
  • Donated 9M+ lbs of food
  • Had 56 stores and 30,000+ team members
  • Dedicated 82,000+ hours in volunteer projects with area non-profits

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