our community impact

Every time we build a new store, we bring our legacy of giving and service to the community around it through the local programs and partnerships we support.

education grants

Throughout the year, our stores provide education grants to local K-12 schools to support educational field trips, early childhood reading programs and participation in the arts.

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team member volunteers

volunteers clean up a neighborhood

Our team members give hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours in their local communities each year, making their neighborhoods safer, healthier places for everyone. We provide a variety of opportunities to help them get involved, from renovating elementary school libraries and donating food to the hungry, to responding to disasters and reading with students.

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food donations to Feeding America

a meals for minds pantry bag

Since 2001, we've partnered with Feeding Americalink opens in a new window in their fight to end hunger in the United States. We donate millions of pounds of food each year, providing millions of meals to families in need. Feeding America and local food banks partner with Target on our Meals For Minds program.

Take Charge of Education

a classroom gets a TCOE check

With the help of our REDcard™ holders, Target has donated $418 million to local K-12 schools since 1997 through Take Charge of Education (TCOE). The program lets guests designate 1 percent of their REDcard purchases to a K-12 school of their choice to fund whatever the school needs most. In 2014, more than 84,000 schools received a TCOE check, totaling more than $31 million in TCOE donations for the year, keeping us on track to reach our goal to increase TCOE giving to schools nationwide.

public safety grants

police officer gives a child a pinwheel

Creating safe and secure neighborhoods for our guests as well as our team members is important to us. That’s why we provide public safety grants to partners and organizations across the country.

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local support for United Way

volunteers at a United Way event

Our team members have supported their communities through projects for the United Waylink opens in a new window since 1962. In 2014, Target and individual team members donated more than $14.6 million, and team members also volunteered nearly 250,000 hours in their local communities as part of our annual United Way campaign.