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At the Target Foundation, we envision a world where all families and communities have the resources they need to determine and realize their own zest for life. It is a reality that is out of reach for far too many families as they struggle for access to economic opportunity and stability, for equity and for the kind of empowerment that uplifts their communities.
We believe we have a responsibility to break down structural barriers and help create access for those who have been left behind. When we transfer power to communities, they can participate more meaningfully in the economy, creating a world where all families can thrive.
That’s why the Target Grant is committed to enabling shared prosperity and opportunity by safeguarding equity and inclusion for all communities. Guided by our deep commitment to community, we invest in leaders, organizations, coalitions and networks that equitably expand economic opportunity, empowering communities to determine their own future.
We support strategies that center and elevate the voices, stories and leadership of individuals and communities that have been historically silenced.
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Target Grant corporate giving leverages a range of financial and in-kind resources to help all families discover the joy of everyday living.
Community has always been at the core of who we are. Our efforts are rooted in caring for our communities and fostering community ties. Through equitable and inclusive partnerships and programs, we support local, national and global organizations and engage our team members and guests to enrich our shared communities where we live, work and play.
Target Foundation Take Care Of Our Communities
1. Disaster Relief And Response
In times of crisis, we make sure our team members and partners have what they need to help communities prepare for difficult situations. Target offers Community Grants for the betterment of the society.
When disaster strikes, we are on the scene quickly to provide supplies, volunteers and distribution networks through relief organizations. Throughout the year, we provide humanitarian partners with local donations and annual funding.
Learn more about Target grant foundation disaster preparedness and response efforts
Ready For Everything
In times of crisis or humanitarian need, we make sure our partners have what they need to help communities. When disaster strikes, we are on the scene quickly to provide supplies, volunteers and distribution networks through relief organizations.
Throughout the year, we provide humanitarian partners with local donations and annual funding, and we encourage our neighbors across the country to support them as well.
Our Local Support
We are committed to the communities we serve. So when disaster strikes, we partner with local organizations to help those in need and protect our team members and guests. Some of our recent efforts include:
Hurricane Ida – September 2021
Target grant foundation donated $2.5 million — our largest storm-related donation to date — to local and national response partners, including the Red Cross, Team Rubicon and Feeding America, and to our Team Member Giving Fund, which directly supports team members who have been affected by disasters. .
Our donation will help provide food, water, basic necessities, cleaning kits and COVID-19 vaccines to affected communities, and support debris removal and reconstruction efforts that span from Louisiana to New York.
Our in-store teams also used Target gift cards to help local first responders and nonprofits purchase much-needed supplies.
Resettlement of Afghan refugees – September 2021
Target grant foundation has committed $1 million to nonprofit partners like the American Red Cross and Team Rubicon, supporting operations on military bases across the country that work with Afghan refugees during their resettlement in the United States.
Local stores in neighborhoods also close to bases provided much-needed food, water and other supplies.
Earthquake in Haiti – September 2021
Target grant foundation donated $250,000 to local and international organizations, including UNICEF, to provide emergency aid following a deadly earthquake on the Tiburon Peninsula in August. Our donation will help partners provide food, water, basic necessities, shelter and debris removal, and continue to deliver COVID-19 vaccines across the country.
Aid Against Coronavirus In India – April 2021
Target grant foundation has committed more than $500,000 to UNICEF USA and local nonprofits to help communities across India deal with a new wave of COVID-19 cases.
Our support will help partners increase access to lifesaving oxygen treatment in hospitals across the country and bring faster, more accurate rapid testing resources to the hardest-hit communities.
Winter Storm Uri – February 2021
Target donated $750,000 to immediate response, relief and recovery efforts. These funds have supported many national and local partners, including the American Red Cross, Feeding Texas, Coalition for the Homeless, Team Rubicon, Convoy of Hope and the Footprint Project.
Donations have also been made to our Team Member Donation Fund to support hundreds of Target grant foundation team members impacted by the storm. Our in-store teams also used Target gift cards to help local first responders and nonprofits purchase needed supplies.
Typhoon Molave – October 2021
Target grant foundation donated $50,000 to UNICEF relief efforts in Vietnam following the storm, then flooding and landslides.
Hurricane Delta – October 2021
Target donated $250,000 to support communities working in response to Hurricane Delta’s impact on the Gulf Coast, including Team Member Giving Fund, Red Cross, Team Rubicon, the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana and local food banks, such as Second Harvest Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, Central Louisiana Food Bank, and Northeast Louisiana Food Bank.
Our in-store teams also used Target gift cards to help local first responders and nonprofits purchase much-needed supplies.
Hurricane Sally – September 2021
Target grant foundation donated $200,000 to important national and community relief efforts, including our Team Member Giving Fund, the Red Cross, Team Rubicon, United Way of West Florida, United Way of Baldwin County and Feeding the Gulf Coast.
Our in-store teams have used Target gift cards to help local first responders and nonprofit organizations purchase needed supplies.
West Coast Wildfires – August 2021
Target grant foundation donated $1 million to major national and community relief efforts after the western United States experienced a series of record-breaking wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.
The funds supported the efforts of Team Member Giving Fund, the Red Cross, Team Rubicon, Feeding America, United Way World Wide, The Oregon Community Fund, California Fire Foundation. Our in-store teams also used Target gift cards to help local first responders and nonprofits purchase needed supplies.
Hurricane Laura – August 2021
Target grant foundation donated $750,000 to important national and community relief efforts, including our Team Member Emergency Relief Fund, the Red Cross, Team Rubicon, Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana and five local food banks.
The Southeast Texas Food Bank in Beaumont, Second Harvest Greater New Orleans and Acadiana (Lafayette branch), Food Bank of Central Louisiana (Alexandria), Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana (Shreveport ) and Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana (Monroe). Our in-store teams have used Target gift cards to help local first responders and nonprofit organizations purchase needed supplies.
Coronavirus Aid – March 2021
Target and the Target grant foundation have committed $10 million to expand relief and assistance to our team members, as well as local, national and global organizations responding to the pandemic. View grant recipients.
California Wildfires – November 2021
Target grant foundation has donated $150,000 to nonprofits helping communities across California recover from devastating wildfires, including the California Community Foundation, California Fire Foundation and Redwood Empire Food Bank.
Additionally, Target provided $25,000 in gift cards to local stores to help community partners and donated much-needed supplies to Convoy of Hope.
Hurricane Dorian – September 2019
Target grant foundation donated $50,000 to the Bahamas Red Cross and Team Rubicon for their response and recovery efforts in the Bahamas region following the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian.
In the United States, Target provided $15,000 in Target gift cards to stores in the Southeast to support local nonprofits and first responders helping those affected by the hurricane.
Our teams have also been working around the clock to bring additional products to our East Coast stores to help customers stock up and prepare for the storm. We sent pallets of hurricane-needed supplies like flashlights, batteries, gas cans and shelf-stable food to affected stores, including more than two million bottles of water.
Hurricane Michael – October 2018
Target grant foundation donated $1 million to help our team and communities across the Southeast United States recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Michael.
We have provided support to organizations such as Team Rubicon and the American Red Cross for cleanup and recovery efforts, GlobalGiving to support local nonprofit responders, Habitat for Humanity for rebuilding homes.
And our Team Member Giving Fund, which directly supports team members who have been affected by disasters. Before the storm hit, we provided thousands of dollars in gift cards to our stores in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas to help communities prepare.
Earthquake In Indonesia – September 2018
Target grant foundation donated $25,000 to UNICEF to help children in local communities following the earthquake, tsunami and resulting landslides in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province.
Super Typhoon Mangkhut – September 2018
Target grant foundation donated $50,000 to Save the Children to help children in local communities affected by the typhoon in Hong Kong.
Hurricane Florence – September 2018
Target grant foundation has committed up to $1.5 million to help our team members and communities in North Carolina and South Carolina recover from Hurricane Florence.
$1 million will go to nonprofits including Team Rubicon for cleanup and disaster recovery, GlobalGiving to support various local nonprofits, and more as we continue to assess community needs.
Before the storm hit, we provided an initial $15,000 in gift cards to stores to give back to the community as needed. Our corporate responsibility team works with nonprofit partners to provide recycling bins at food and product distribution sites to recycle debris and unwanted materials.
And we’ve matched all donations our team members have made to Target’s Team Member Giving Fund through September 30, up to $500,000.
California Wildfires – October 2017
We donated $150,000 in cash and in-kind to help with response and recovery efforts, including gift cards for our stores to distribute to local nonprofit partners, food donations for the community and additional cash and product donations to local organizations.
Hurricane Maria – September 2017
Target grant foundation donated $100,000 in cash and products to help Puerto Rico residents affected by Hurricane Maria. The donation includes cash grants and in-kind product donations to local and national nonprofit partners, including Save The Children, to help with international recovery efforts.
We have been working to provide items such as food, water, baby supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies and more to affected residents.
Floods in Southeast Asia – Summer And Fall 2017
Target grant foundation donated $50,000 to Save The Children to help with recovery and relief efforts for affected communities in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Hurricane Irma – September 2017
Target grant foundation has pledged up to $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to help with recovery efforts in Florida and the southeastern United States.
The donation will benefit our team members, as well as national, local and international relief organizations, including: up to $500,000 for the American Red Cross, which includes $250,000 in cash and in-kind product donations .
And up to $250,000 to match guest donations to the Red Cross; $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild homes in the Southeast; $300,000 to local national relief organizations, including the Salvation Army, for supplies and essentials like water, food, and baby products; and $50,000 each to UNICEF and Save The Children to help international communities.
Hurricane Harvey – August 2017
After the storm passed, Target grant foundation donated $500,000 to local and national disaster relief organizations, including $250,000 to the American Red Cross; $100,000 to the Salvation Army; $100,000 to Team Rubicon; and $50,000 in local store gift card support to local nonprofits to provide several shelter operations with baby supplies, water, batteries, personal care products, blankets and Moreover.
On August 31, we donated five trailers of food from our food distribution center in Denton, TX to Feeding America and the Salvation Army to support food banks in Houston and Dallas. On September 1, we announced an additional donation of $3 million to help affected team members and continue to contribute to community relief efforts.
2. Hunger Relief
Since 2001, we have partnered with Feeding America in their fight against hunger in the United States. We donate millions of pounds of food each year, providing millions of meals to families in need. We also support capacity building programs, helping to increase the reach of local resources.
3. Military And Veteran Support
We honor those who have served our country. As a member of the Veteran Jobs Mission, we’re committed to hiring more veterans and their spouses – thousands have joined our team every year since 2014 – and we provide benefits to activated reservists.
Our company has donated more than $2 million to support active military personnel, veterans, and their families over the past two years, supporting programs and partners such as Operation Gratitude, USO, and others.
Many of our team members are active volunteers, working with partners like The Mission continues to thank military members for their service and to help those returning from deployment transition to civilian life and career.
4. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
For more than 20 years, Target grant foundation has partnered with St. Jude in Memphis, Tennessee to support its mission to find cures and save children.
We’ve raised millions of dollars, fueled groundbreaking research to find cures for childhood cancer and other deadly diseases, and even created Target House – a home away from home where more than 4,500 families have stayed for free for that their child is in treatment at St. Jude.
Over the years we have also organized hundreds of imaginative carnivals, parties and events.
5. Environmental Stewardship
We are committed to addressing the environmental impacts of our activities within our operations and across our value chain because we believe that operating a sustainable business and using resources responsibly will enable us to serve our customers to generations to come.
We work with others in the United States and around the world to drive progress in areas beyond our own businesses and operations, through cross-industry partnerships, team member engagement, investments philanthropy and more.
6. Our Hometown
We demonstrate our commitment to supporting our hometown community through our strong heritage of volunteer involvement, corporate donations and local store donations. Each year, we give millions in cash grants and in-kind product donations to the Twin Cities, including corporate grants to support local nonprofits.
Our commitment to supporting organizations in the Twin Cities is unwavering and we will continue to meet the needs of our community now and in the future. (Investments through this program are by invitation only.)
Target Grant Foundation Hometown Fundraising Guidelines
Target grant foundation is proud to have called the Twin Cities our home since its founding over 100 years ago. Our commitment to our home region continues to be a hallmark legacy of the Target Grant Foundation.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul’s region is home to more than three million people. The region’s assets include the natural beauty of its parks, woods and lakes; a deep, vibrant and robust history of craftsmanship, visual arts, music and theatre; many long-standing international anchor societies and widespread and growing racial, ethnic and cultural diversity.
Many communities continue to be economically disadvantaged despite the thriving labor market and strong economy in our region.
Similar patterns can be found across the country – growing income inequality and persistent racial gaps in health, education, employment, income and wealth preventing everyone from realizing their full economic potential. As the demographics of our region continue to shift, the costs of inequality will increase.
However, the Twin Cities not only reflect what is happening in the United States, but in several key areas, our hometown is actually doing worse. Recent statistics on homeownership, income inequality, wages, and educational attainment all paint a picture of stark disparities that could impact the region’s long-term success.
Key Considerations And Eligibility
Organizations focused on systemic social change must be empowered to deliver – over an extended period – meaningful, measurable, and financially sustainable results for the people or missions they are to serve
To achieve this, the Foundation will prioritize supporting organizations engaged in the following types of endeavours:
- Strengthen networks, coalitions and movements. Driven by the understanding that social change is complex and not solely the purview of the nonprofit sector or the mission of a single organization, collaborative networks of organizations within a domain as well as between sectors that are aligned around a common agenda are an important condition for success.
- Pursue systems change through advocacy, policy and communications. Given the magnitude of the challenges to any foundation’s resources, efforts to effect social change must address policies at the local, state, and federal levels that will inevitably affect the region. This requires reliable data, effective messaging, engaged and empowered residents, and strong advocates.
To be considered eligible for support, applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations registered in the United States and in good standing.
Grants are awarded only to organizations based in Minnesota, with priority given to organizations based in the Twin Cities 7-County metropolitan area.
Additionally, to expand the reach of the Foundation’s work, we will prioritize organizations with an annual budget of less than $5 million.
The estimated grant amount will range from $25,000 to $200,000.
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