Our grant-making and philanthropy accelerate progress to achieving our social and environmental sustainability commitments and goals.

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Philanthropy is a key way that Target engages with communities, whether in our hometown of Minneapolis-St. Paul, in the communities surrounding our stores, or in the countries where our supply chain exists.

Our philanthropic functions include: Corporate Citizenship, Target Foundation and Community Vitality Grant Programs.

In 2020, more than 94% of our giving reached local communities and programs.

Corporate Citizenship Grant Programs

  • Disaster and crisis relief: In times of disaster or crisis, we are there for the communities we serve by supporting relief partners with local donations and annual funding for response, relief and recovery.

    Learn more about disaster preparedness and response
  • Great Giftogether: A holiday partnership between stores across the country and local nonprofits, Great Giftogether provides clothing, essentials and holiday gifts to families in need.
  • Target Circle: As a Circle member, guests earn a vote for each Target trip. Guests can then use those votes to direct where funds go in support of nonprofits in their community and across the nation. As each voting period wraps, Target awards grants to the nonprofits based on the percentage of votes they receive.

    Learn more about Target Circle community giving

Target Foundation Grant Programs

  • Hometown 
  • National 
  • Global

Learn more about the Target Foundation

Community Vitality Grant Programs

  • Community Engagement Funds: Our Community Engagement Funds (CEF) allow our stores and distribution center leaders across the country to support local programs and organizations. CEF grants are made by invitation only.
  • Key Market Grants: In communities where we have significant store and distribution center, team member and guest footprints, our Key Market Grants allow us to support social and environmental issues critical to the vitality and resilience of communities. Key Market Grants are made by invitation only.
  • REACH Community Grants: In 2021, we committed to investing $100 million through 2025 to help fuel economic prosperity in Black communities across the country. We’ll do it by supporting local, Black-led organizations to ensure that resources are specifically designated for the communities they serve. At this time, REACH Community Grants are made by invitation only.
  • Target GiftCard donations: Our local stores care about the communities they serve. If your organization is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), accredited school or public agency, you may go to any of our stores to request a Target GiftCard donation. 

To be considered, please fill out the GiftCard request form completely, print it out and bring it into your local Target store. You will need to provide a Government Affirmation letter or other IRS-provided letter for verification of your nonprofit organization or public agency (i.e., public school, public library) status. Target GiftCard donations are available February through December, as funding permits. An average donation is $25-50 with the maximum donation of $500 per year, per agency. Target does not donate merchandise. Stores typically take up to 30 days to review a request and respond with an approval or decline.

Grant FAQs

How do I know if my organization is eligible to receive a grant from Target?

To request a charitable contribution, your organization must be a federally tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, accredited school or public agency located in the United States 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.

How do I apply for a grant from Target?

The majority of grants at Target are by invitation only. 

Target Foundation may have different funding criteria and processes. Please refer to each focus area for specific information.