Target Foundation

We’re proud to continue our long legacy of support for communities in our hometown and around the world.

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our support for coronavirus response

We’re working closely with the organizations we support to understand their needs during this unprecedented time, from streamlining our grant cycles to converting current project grants to general operating support. We’re providing our partners with flexibility and stability to ensure they can respond to the impact of the coronavirus in the communities they serve.


For more than 100 years, the Target Foundation (previously the Dayton Foundation) has upheld the idea that the prosperity of business is dependent on the prosperity of the communities in which they operate. It’s an important part of our history and our commitment to serve and support our neighbors in our hometown community and, now, around the world.

Historically, the Foundation has supported organizations in the Twin Cities and surrounding communities. In 2019, the Foundation expanded its support to address the growing urgency in our hometown, across the country and globally to help address widening socio-economic gaps.

focus areas

The Target Foundation supports organizations focused on making a difference in:

To learn more, please read our Charter or our grants FAQ.