Grants & Corporate Giving
Our grant-making and philanthropy accelerate progress to achieving our social and environmental sustainability commitments and goals.
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.
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 store 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 up, Target awards grants to the nonprofits based on the percentage of votes they receive.
Learn more about Target Circle community giving
- 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 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 Foundation Grant Programs
Learn more about the Target Foundation
Community and Team Member Engagement
- 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.
- 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.
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 Target grants are by invitation only.
Target Foundation may have different funding criteria and processes. Please refer to each focus area for specific information.
Since 1946, we have given 5% of our profits to communities in cash, products and through the Target Foundation, which today equals millions of dollars a week.
Our corporate philanthropy programs
Target Circle community giving
Making an impact is at the heart of Target Circle. That's why, as a member of Target Circle, guests not only save with offers and receive personalized deals, but they can vote to impact the communities we’re all a part of.
Disaster and crisis response
We’re committed to the communities we serve, so in times of crisis or humanitarian need, we make sure our team members and nonprofit partners have what they need to help communities. Our global supply chain can move quickly to support our stores and guests. And all year round, we provide relief organizations with local donations and funding.
Since 2001, we have partnered with Feeding America in their fight to end hunger in the U.S. We donate millions of pounds of food each year, providing millions of meals to families in need.
In 2022, nearly 1,900 Target stores and 44 distribution centers participated in the Great Giftogether, providing comfort and joy to families in their communities. In partnership with local nonprofits, team members shopped for, wrapped and delivered gifts that helped to spread cheer to more than 3,500 families in need during the holiday season.
Local neighborhood support
- Community Engagement Funds: Our Community Engagement Funds (CEF) allow our stores and distribution center leaders across the country to support local programs and organizations that bring joy to families and address critical needs in their communities. CEF grants are made by invitation only.
- Local Store Giving: Our local stores care about the communities they serve. If your organization is a non-profit 501(c)3, accredited school or government agency, you may go to our store to request a Target GiftCard donation.
Note: To be considered, please fill out this form completely and bring 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. 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 and respond with an approval or decline.
We demonstrate our commitment to supporting our hometown communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul through our strong legacy of volunteer engagement, corporate giving and local store giving. Each year, we donate millions in cash grants and in-kind product donations in the Twin Cities, including corporate giving grants to support local nonprofit organizations. Our commitment to supporting organizations in the Twin Cities is unwavering, and we will continue to address our community’s needs now and in the future. (Investments through this program are made by invitation only.)
We are committed to the communities around the globe where our team members live and work. We provide grants to support organizations working to strengthen these communities. (Investments through these programs are made by invitation only.)
Our corporate giving approach
Diversity, equity and inclusion
We embrace diversity and strive to give everyone access to equitable opportunities. We do this by reducing disparities and championing societal impacts for communities to thrive with a focus on Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQIA, military and veterans, people with disabilities and women team members, guests and communities.
Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is reflected in the way we do business and how we engage with our team, guests and communities. Through strategic partnerships, sponsorships, programs and volunteerism, we leverage our resources to help reduce disparities, to provide equitable and inclusive opportunity and to strengthen the diverse needs of the communities we serve. Examples of the organizations we support include the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Latino Center.