Here are some quick and easy answers to the questions our partners ask the most.
Target funds programs that allow students and teachers to learn in all kinds of settings. We fund field trips that connect students' classroom curricula to out-of-school experiences. Field trips must take place between January and the end of the school year (May or June) 2019.
Target does not make grants to:
Target accepts, reviews and funds programs for Target filed trip grants based on a specific timetable.
Field trip grants applications are accepted Aug. 1 – Oct. 1.
If you have questions related to Target field trip grants, please call the program’s Customer Service line at 1-866-243-4644.
For technical questions about the application website, please contact Target via the “Need Support?” link at the bottom of the login page.
Target also does not make grants to:
Target accepts, reviews and funds programs for youth soccer grants based on a specific timetable. Target youth soccer grants applications are accepted between noon CDT May 1 and midnight CDT June 30.
If you have questions related to Target youth soccer grants, please call the program’s Customer Service line at (507) 931-8397 or email email@example.com.
The Target youth soccer grants program is facilitated by Scholarship America, with guidance and counsel from the U.S. Soccer Foundation.
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.
We accept grant requests from organizations that are in the communities where Target has stores in the United States. Your organization must be within 100 miles of one of our stores in order to apply for a Target grant.
No. Target does not fund organizations with a pending 501(c)(3) status. Only organizations that are verified with a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation, as determined by the Internal Revenue Service, are eligible to receive donations.
We utilize the IRS database to verify 501(c)(3) status and are unable to accept any other alternative form of documentation. Please contact the IRS to discuss any concerns you may have with your organization’s status listing.
Target field trip online grant applications are accepted during the timeframe below:
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:
No, Target only accepts applications online.
No, your application is not saved automatically. To ensure no application data is lost, please click on the "Save and Proceed" button at the bottom of each application page.
Grant applications are only accessible during the open grant cycles. The Target field trip grant cycle is Aug. 1 – Sept. 30. The Target youth soccer grants cycle is May 1 – June 30.
For non-profit organizations, the organization budget refers to the average amount of funds raised each year to run the organization. Schools need to include the overall annual budget for the school. We understand this varies by year, so please refer to your organization's previous year budget as a point of reference.
We understand that these categories are not mutually exclusive and that they are generally estimates. We hope that you will focus on the primary groups served by the organization and adjust the numbers accordingly.
Our online grant applications work with the following internet browser versions:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book (or friendly senders) to ensure that these messages arrive in your inbox.
Please do not mail any grant requests. Only online applications will be considered.
Printing from the Review page: The best way to view your application and print is on the 'Review Your Application' page.
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.
Printing a submitted application: Use this option if you would like to print a copy of your submitted application.
Login with the email address and password that was used to create the application. Under 'Applications Requiring Action,' at the bottom of the Welcome Page, look for the application you wish to continue. Click the 'Continue' link next to that application.
Resources are available at Target.com/marketingresources to help you promote your partnership with us. (No need to include the "www" if typing the address.) Please identify us as "Target" if you choose to produce announcements or articles in recognition of your grant.
You are able to update this information through your online grant application account. Log in using the email address you used to create the account. Once you’ve logged in, select the “Change Email/Password” link and follow the prompts.
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.
Regretfully, we are unable to provide full funding support for your program at this time. We receive many more grant requests than we are able to fund. We wish you success in securing additional financial support for your program.
After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation. After Target reviews your application, you will receive notification indicating whether your grant request has been approved or declined.
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.
Click the contact's name in the contact information section of the application. Edit as necessary or delete the person by clicking the "Delete Contact" button.Click the "Save and Proceed" button.