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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At the Target Foundation, we envision a world where all families and communities have the resources they need to determine and realize their own joy in life. It’s a reality that is out of reach for far too many families as they struggle for access to economic opportunity and stability, for equity and for the kind of empowerment that lifts up their communities. We believe we have a responsibility to work to remove structural barriers and help create access for those who have been left out. When we shift power to communities, they can more meaningfully participate in the economy, creating a world where all families can thrive.

The Target Foundation is committed to enabling shared prosperity and opportunity by upholding equity and inclusion for all communities. Guided by our deep commitment to community, we invest in leaders, organizations, coalitions and networks that expand economic opportunity equitably, enabling communities to determine their own futures. We support strategies that center and elevate the voices, stories and leadership of individuals and communities that have historically been silenced.

Building on our legacy of giving in our twin hometowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and extending across the U.S. and in emerging economies around the world, we remain committed to listening, learning and building the kinds of relationships with partners that will shift systems to realize a world where joy is for all.
 

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Through the Target Foundation, we seek to strengthen and support the systems and organizations that drive shared prosperity for all, investing in partners that help reshape economic and social structures for communities in our hometown, across the country and around the world.

AMANDA NUSZ
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY, TARGET; AND PRESIDENT OF THE TARGET FOUNDATION

 

Our legacy 

For more than 100 years, the Target Foundation (founded as The Dayton Foundation) has upheld the idea that the prosperity of a business is dependent on the prosperity of the communities in which it operates. It’s an important part of our history and our commitment to serve and support our neighbors.

In 2019, the Foundation expanded its support to address the growing urgency in our hometown, across the country and globally to help address widening socioeconomic gaps.

 

Focus areas

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

Hometown

Advancing racial equity for underserved and under-resourced communities to enable shared prosperity and opportunity for all. 

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National

Building financial stability and empowerment for workers and families in a rapidly changing economy. 

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Global

Improving economic opportunities for families around the world to sustain themselves and their communities long-term. 

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For more detail, please read our Charter or our Grants FAQ.

Target Foundation Grant Recipients – 2021

Target Foundation | Hometown:

2021 Grant Recipients

AccessAbility Inc. Lake Street Council
Aeon Local Initiatives Support Corporation
African Development Center Lunar Startups
Ain Dah Yung Our Home Center Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
All Square Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda)
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability MicroGrants
Alliance Housing Inc. Mpls Downtown Council
American Indian OIC Minnesota Africans United (MAU)
Appetite For Change Inc. Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)
Ascension Place Minnesota Homeownership Center
Asian Economic Development Association Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP)
Aurora St Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation Mni Sota Fund
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative Model Cities of St. Paul, Inc.
Build Wealth MN Inc. Neighborhood Development Alliance Inc. (NeDA)
CAPI USA Neighborhood Development Center Inc. (NDC)
City Of Lakes Community Land Trust Nexus Community Partners
CommonBond Communities Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF USA) Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio Inc. (CLUES) Prepare + Prosper
Cookie Cart PRG Inc.
COPAL (Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Acción Latina) Project for Pride in Living Inc. (PPL)
Elpis Enterprises Redeemer Center for Life
EMERGE Community Development Sabathani Community Center
Emma Norton Services Sakan Community Resource
Exodus Financial Services Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF)
Family Housing Fund Springboard for the Arts
HAP Economic & Community Development Corporation St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation
HIRED StudiOne-Eighty
Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) The Power of People Leadership Institute
HOME Line Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Hope Community Ujamaa Place
Housing Justice Center West Broadway Business and Area Coalition
InquilinXs UnidXs Por Justicia | United Renters for Justice (IX) West Side Citizens Organization
International Institute of Minnesota WomenVenture
Jeremiah Program YWCA St. Paul
Jobs Foundation Youthprise
Karen Organization of Minnesota  

Target Foundation | National:

2021 Grant Recipients

Acumen America Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
Commonwealth PolicyLink
Filene Research Institute Prosperity Now
Financial Health Network Race Forward
First Nations Development Institute Rent Reporter Inc.
Mission Asset Fund SaverLife
National Association For Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) UpTogether

Target Foundation | Global:

2021 Grant Recipients

Alterna Industree
Ashoka J-PAL
British Asian Trust Kiva
CoImpact Namati
Friendship Bridge SERES
Fundacion Avina  


 

Target Foundation Grant Recipients – 2020

Target Foundation | Hometown:

Asset Building Grant Recipients

Build Wealth MN Inc. Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Exodus Financial Services Urban League Twin Cities
Karen Organization of Minnesota Sakan Community Resource

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Grant Recipients

African American Leadership Forum Vibrant and Safe Downtown (Downtown Minneapolis Council)
African Development Center Minnesota Public Radio
African Economic Development Solutions Mni Sota Fund
Community Reinvestment Fund, USA Native American Community Development Institute
Cultural Wellness Center Neighborhood Development Center Inc.
First Children’s Finance Nexus Community Partners
Greater Twin Cities United Way Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
Hmong American Farmers Association Northside Funder’s Group (Minneapolis Foundation)
Hmong American Partnership (HAP) Market Entry Fund (Propel Nonprofits)
Lake Street Council Seward Redesign
Latino Economic Development Center Springboard for the Arts
MEDA Eastside Funder's Group (St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation)
MicroGrants West Broadway Business and Area Coalition

Housing Grant Recipients

Aeon Minnesota Homeownership Center
African Career, Education & Resource Inc. (Acer) Model Cities of St. Paul Inc.
Alliance Housing Inc. Neighborhood Development Alliance
Al-Maa'uun PRG, Inc.
Emma Norton Services Project for Pride in Living Inc. (PPL)
Family Housing Fund Rebuilding Together Twin Cities
Frogtown Neighborhood Association Redeemer Center for Life
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation The Alliance
Hope Community Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Housing Justice Center Analytics for Good Institute (University of Minnesota Foundation)
InquilinXs UnidXs Por Justicia (IX) Urban Homeworks Inc.
Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing (MICAH) West Side Community Organization
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans YWCA of St. Paul

Workforce Development Grant Recipients

AccessAbility Inc. International Institute of Minnesota
African Immigrants Community Services Jobs Foundation
All Square Juxtaposition Arts
American Indian OIC INC Lifetrack Resources Inc.
Appetite For Change Inc. Mind the G.A.P.P.
Better Futures Minnesota The Power of People Leadership Institute
Elpis Enterprises Tree Trust
Emerge Community Development Ujamaa Place
Friends of Career Solutions Youthprise
Hired  

Responsive Grant Recipients

Amherst Wilder Foundation (St Paul Promise Neighborhood) ServeMinnesota
Generation Next St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation (MN Disaster Recovery Fund)
Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)  

Target Foundation | National:

2020 Grant Recipients
 

Commonwealth National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)
Financial Health Network Prosperity Now
First Nations Development Institute  

Responsive Grant Recipients

Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners SaverLife
Rent Reporter Inc.  

Target Foundation | Global:

2020 Grant Recipients

Alterna Industree
Ashoka J-PAL
CoImpact Kiva
Friendship Bridge Namati
Fundacion Avina Red de Impacto

Target Foundation | Ecosystem:

Ecosystem grants are intended to enable, strengthen and evolve the practice of philanthropy and the work and capacity of nonprofits and civil society around the world.

2020 Grant Recipients

African American Leadership Form Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Agora Partnerships Native Governance Center
Charities Review Council MN Philanthropic Collective - MN Holistic Black-Led Movement Fund
Coalition of Asian American Leaders Pillsbury United Communities
Family Independence Initiative PolicyLink
Greater Washington Education Telecommunications Association Inc. Propel Nonprofits
LatinoLEAD Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

 

Target Foundation Grant Recipients – 2019

Target Foundation | Hometown:

2019 Grant Recipients

Aeon Jobs Foundation
African Development Center Keystone Community Services
Ain Dah Yung Our Home Center Lake Street Council
All Square Land Bank Twin Cities Inc.
American Indian OIC Latino Economic Development Center
Appetite For Change Inc. Lifetrack Resources Inc.
Ascension Place Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Asian Economic Development Association Metropolitan Consortium Of Community Developers
Avenues for Youth Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing (MICAH)
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative MicroGrants
Better Futures Minnesota Mind the G.A.P.P.
Build Wealth MN Inc. Minneapolis American Indian Center
CAPI USA Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)
City Of Lakes Community Land Trust Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP)
Clare Housing Minnesota Public Radio
CommonBond Communities Neighborhood Development Center Inc. (NDC)
Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio Inc. (CLUES) Nexus Community Partners
Cookie Cart Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
Dakota Woodlands Pillsbury United Communities
Elpis Enterprises Prepare + Prosper
Emerge Community Development PRG Inc.
Emma Norton Services Project for Pride in Living Inc. (PPL)
Exodus Financial Services Rebuilding Together -  Twin Cities  
Family Housing Fund RESOURCE Inc.
Frogtown Neighborhood Association Sakan Community Resource
Goodwill Industries Inc. Solid Ground
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF)
HIRED The Arc Minnesota
Hmong American Partnership (HAP) Economic & Community Development Corporation Tubman
Hope Community Urban Homeworks Inc.
House of Charity WomenVenture
HousingLink YWCA St. Paul
Jeremiah Program Youthprise
Jewish Community Action YWCA Minneapolis

Target Foundation | National:

2019 Grant Recipients

Financial Health Network  

Target Foundation | Global:

2019 Grant Recipients

Alterna Kiva
Avina Americas Namati 
Industree Foundation