Among various programs the Target corporation supports are charity initiatives that span a range of different domains, including arts, volunteerism, education and social services. Understanding that giving back to the community is part of their corporate responsibility Target stores give 5% of their income on community educational needs. For example, Target provides grants to K-12 schools for educational field trips, early childhood reading programs as well as provides financial support to schools and other nonprofit organizations which add arts and culture classes to their curriculum. In addition, Target sponsors free or reduced admission for art and museum events nationwide.Some of the grants that Target provides nationwide are:
Each Target store awards three Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools. Each scholarship award is worth of $700. About 5,000 educational schools or organizations have a chance to take the students to enriching and exciting field trips. The applications are accepted from August 1 through September 30.
This program was started to encourage children to read early in their childhood. The grants in the amount of $2,000 are awarded to schools, nonprofit organizations and libraries which support weekend book clubs, after-school reading events and similar programs. The application forms are accepted between March 1 and April 30.
Target supports art, visual arts, dance, music and drama which are all part of good education. Target stores provide grants worth of $2,000 to those schools which include more arts and culture classes in their curriculum. Every year the applications are accepted between March 1 and April 30 and the recipients get notifications in September.
Organizations which are federally tax-exempt, section 501(c)(3) school, charitable organization, public agency or library are eligible to apply for the donations.
The foundation funds are not allowed for the following: individuals, religious groups, therapeutic, health or recreation programs; endowments, fundraising dinners, national ceremonies, conferences, testimonials, memorials, athletic events, research or advocacy groups, programs which are conducted outside Target communities, organizations which are located outside the seven-county metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
While Target grants are provided to schools, charitable organizations or libraries Target discounts are available to individuals nationwide through Target Promo Codes. Target loyal customers can save up to 75 percent on a variety of merchandise by using Target Coupon Codes with their purchase. Make sure you use Target Promo Codes to save money when buying school supplies, books and other educational materials at Target.