Target Corporation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: Target Corporation supports K-12 education through its field trip and youth soccer grants programs. The retail chain also supports community safety and access to the arts in the communities where it operates. The Target Foundation is a separate philanthropic entity.

IP TAKE: The Target Corporation supports K-12 education through small grants to schools and athletic organizations for field trips and youth soccer programs. Its online application system opens in August.

PROFILE: The Target Corporation, established as the Dayton Dry Goods Company in 1902, is an American discount retail chain with stores in 49 states. Its corporate headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Target funds K-12 education through grants for field trips and youth soccer. It also supports community access to the arts through its free and reduced cost admission program and public safety. Target’s corporate grantmaking program is run separately from the Target Foundation, which serves the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area.   

Target’s school field trip program aims to help schools cover field trip expenses so that children can enjoy diverse learning experiences outside of the classroom. Since its inception in 2007, the program has supported schools in all 50 states and served millions of children. Target’s youth soccer grants aim to increase the number of children who are able to participate in programs run by schools and local organizations. Grants can be used to cover the expense of equipment, registration fees or coach and volunteer training.

Target’s field trip grants and youth soccer grants are awarded in the amounts of $700 and $1,000, respectively. All applicants must operate within 100 miles of a target store. A list of schools that received field trip grants is available on field trips grants page. Target’s online application system runs from August 1 to September 30 each year and is not accessible at other times.

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