grants FAQs

Here are some quick and easy answers to the questions our partners ask the most.

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field trip grants

  • What is not funded through the Target field trip grants program? : minimize panel

    Target does not make grants to:

    • individuals
    • programs taking place outside of the United States, U.S. protectorates or Canada
    • educational institutions for regular instructional programs
    • religious organizations for religious purposes
    • treatment programs such as substance or alcohol abuse
    • athletic teams or events
    • fundraiser or gala events
    • advocacy or research groups
    • capital or building construction projects
    • endowment campaigns
    • elected officials
    • organizations that do not comply with our non-discrimination policy

youth soccer grants

  • What is not funded through the Target youth soccer grants program? : minimize panel
    • infrastructure or capital expenses for soccer field development and maintenance 
    • administrative expenses
    • individual (Target-named) team sponsorships
    • transportation expenses related to tournaments
    • tournament sponsorships
    • national soccer associations

    Target also does not make grants to:

    • individuals
    • programs taking place outside of the United States, U.S. protectorates or Canada
    • educational institutions for regular instructional programs
    • religious organizations for religious purposes
    • treatment programs such as substance or alcohol abuse
    • professional athletic teams or events
    • fundraiser or gala events
    • advocacy or research groups
    • capital or building construction projects
    • endowment campaigns
    • elected officials
    • organizations that do not comply with our non-discrimination policy
  • Does Target fund youth soccer tournaments? : minimize panel
    • Target does not fund youth soccer tournaments through its Target youth soccer grants program.
    • However, as part of a broad commitment to furthering youth soccer’s growth and inspiring well-being among youth, Target is partnering with US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports organization in America, as the presenting sponsor of the Target United Cup, the largest recreational youth soccer tournament in the country.

Target Foundation grants

  • What are the areas of focus for Target Foundation grants? : minimize panel

    Arts:

    Target supports programs and organizations based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area that provide accessible and affordable arts and cultural experiences to the community through general operating grants.

    Social Services:

    Target supports programs and organizations based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area that directly provide food and housing to communities or families at risk through general operating grants.

  • What is not funded through the Target Foundation? : minimize panel

    Target Foundation does not make grants to:

    • organizations outside the seven-county metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul
    • individuals
    • endowments
    • religious groups for religious purposes
    • national ceremonies, memorials, conferences, fundraising dinners, testimonials, or other similar events
    • health, recreation, therapeutic programs and living subsidies
    • elected officials
    • organizations that do not comply with our non-discrimination policy

eligibility

  • How do I know if my organization is eligible to receive a grant from Target? : minimize panel

    To request a charitable contribution, your organization must be a federally tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, an accredited school, or a public agency located in the United States of America or one of its protectorates.

    Note: A public agency is an organization established and primarily funded by the United States government such as public schools, public libraries, public parks, and law enforcement agencies. A public agency must be able to provide a valid Government affirmation letter or have a valid NCES number.

applying for a grant

  • When do you accept applications? : minimize panel

    Target field trip online grant applications are accepted during the timeframe below:

    • Target field trip grants – opens at noon (CDT) on Aug. 1 and closes at noon (CDT) on Sept. 30

    Target Foundation grant applications cycle will be by invitation only in 2018. Organizations must be invited by Foundation staff to submit a proposal and will be contacted directly if additional information is needed. We are not accepting unsolicited requests at this time. 

    Target youth soccer grants applications are accepted during the timeframe below:

    • Target youth soccer grants – opens at noon (CDT) on May 1 and closes at noon (CDT) on June 30
  • Where do I forward my online application? : minimize panel

    Once the application is completed online, you will need to click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the last page of the application to submit your application electronically on the internet. Once your application has been submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you used to create your online grant application account. Please add cgsupport@cybergrants.com to your email address book (or friendly senders) to ensure that these messages arrive in your inbox.

  • How can I print my application? : minimize panel

    Printing from the Review page: The best way to view your application and print is on the 'Review Your Application' page.

    • Complete all required fields on the application.
    • Click the "Save and Proceed" button on the last section to bring yourself to the 'Review Your Application' page.
    • Go to 'File' and then 'Print' on your browser toolbar. Please note: You may need to change the orientation of your page setup from Portrait to Landscape.

    Printing page by page while working on the application: Use this option while still working on the application. Following these instructions will print the page exactly as seen on the screen.

    • Print out each page by clicking 'File' and then 'Print' on your browser toolbar. Please note: You may need to change the orientation of your page setup from Portrait to Landscape.
    • Click the section link in the timeline at the top of the page in order to move to the next section.

    Printing a submitted application: Use this option if you would like to print a copy of your submitted application.

    • At the bottom of the Welcome Page, click the 'View' link located next to the application you want to print.
    • Go to 'File' and then 'Print' on your browser toolbar. Please note: You may need to change the orientation of your page setup from Portrait to Landscape.

I've applied for a grant, now what?

  • Are Target grants transferable? : minimize panel

    Target grants are non-transferable. If a grant was provided to one organization or school, the grant may not be transferred to a new school or organization.

    As long as the recipient school/organization can administer the program as described in the grant application, then the grant should stay at that organization. If they aren't able or willing to administer the program or if the organization or school has closed, then the grant check needs to be returned to Target.

  • If I'm awarded a grant, what are the reporting requirements? : minimize panel

    You may receive a program evaluation survey following the end of your program. The evaluation will focus on outputs such as the number of people served and marketing activities. If your Target-funded program requires a program evaluation, Target will send an online link with instructions; there is no need to proactively reach out for the evaluation.

    If you’d like to send a thank you note, please send it to your local Target Store, attention of the Store Team Leader (store manager). The local team enjoys hearing how our giving programs help in their community.

Target Foundation grants

Our Target Foundation grants support arts and social services programs and organizations based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., metropolitan area.