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education grants

  • What Target education grants are offered this year? : minimize panel

    At the heart of Target’s long-standing tradition of giving 5 percent of our profit to communities is our commitment to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015.

    Field Trips:

    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) 2016.

  • What is not funded through the Target education 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

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. Target requires applicants to register online with the Minnesota Cultural Data Project (CDP) before applying for Foundation funding.

    Contact Minnesota CDP with any questions about your data, financial terms, or reports. 

    The Minnesota CDP Help Desk is open from 9am-8pm ET, Monday-Friday.
    Toll Free: 877-707-DATA (877-707-3282)
    Email: help@culturaldata.org

    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 education online grant applications are accepted during the timeframe below:

    • Field Trip Grants – opens at noon (CST) on Aug. 1 and closes at noon (CST) on Sept. 30

    Target Foundation grant applications are accepted at two different times each year:

    • Arts – opens at noon (CST) Jan. 1 and closes at noon (CST) Feb. 1
    • Social Services – opens at noon (CST) April 1 and closes at noon (CST) May 1
  • 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.