National Foundation Programs

Target is proud to serve guests in all 50 states, and we’re dedicated to the long-term success of communities across the country. As the challenges and opportunities facing today’s workforce continue to evolve, we’re taking action to help our neighbors grow and thrive. That’s why the Target Foundation is committed to building financial stability and economic opportunity for working people and their families in a rapidly changing economy.

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Grants and initiatives

The Target Foundation prioritizes investments that explicitly center equity, with a focus on organizations working to address the specific systemic and structural barriers facing Black communities, Indigenous communities and other communities of color.

Through our national program, the Target Foundation invests in organizations that serve communities with programs focused on:

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The changing nature of work

Equipping individuals with limited income with the support, resources and opportunities for mobility needed to achieve their full potential in a rapidly changing economy.

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Financial resilience and inclusion

Supporting low-income workers and families in attaining financial stability and security, imbuing a sense of self-efficacy, control and dignity over their financial lives.

Eligibility

Investments through this program are made by invitation only. However, we recognize there is great work being done by organizations that may be unfamiliar to our team. If you believe your work aligns with our commitment and would like us to know about it, please share more about your organization and programs via a National General Information Form. Thank you!

National grantee spotlight

Native Women Lead (NWL)

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“Target’s support is catalytic to increasing agency and economic empowerment to the Backbones of our communities. Indigenous women are creating businesses twice as fast as anyone else and they are the primary breadwinners in their families yet their economic impact is unknown. We aim to demonstrate Indigenous women are investable while providing them wrap around support along their entrepreneurial journey so they can self determine their path toward closing their racial wealth gap.”

NATIVE WOMEN LEAD

 

We’re proud to support Native Women Lead (NWL) and its work to revolutionize systems and inspire innovation by investing in Native women in leadership and business.

NWL is guided by its “BEWE” values, which acknowledge that Native women are the Backbones of Native communities, Emerging as entrepreneurs and leaders, Weaving ideas, community, and culture together to Empower each other to manifest change. Its goals are to center Indigenous women, provide capital access, build a racial justice fund for Indigenous women and create long-term investments that promote economic liberation and self-determination.

NWL addresses historic gaps in economic opportunity that disproportionately impact Native women, promoting a more robust and inclusive small business community in New Mexico and beyond. It does this by strengthening the ecosystem for entrepreneurship, connecting Native women with financial, business development and community-building support to help them start, grow and scale businesses and develop as leaders.

The Target Foundation’s general operating funding will be used to support Native Women Lead’s efforts to strengthen the ecosystem for Native-women small businesses and entrepreneurs, through strategies including:

  • Supporting loan forgiveness to help make its financial products accessible and affordable.
  • Increasing wraparound business development support for capital access borrowers.
  • Growing staff to support capital access work.