Funding opportunity

Target Local Store Grants
Funds for children’s arts and reading programs

The Target Local Store Grants support nonprofit organizations in the communities where the company’s stores are located. (There are currently stores in every state with the exception of Vermont.) Arts, Culture + Design in Schools grants support programs that enhance students’ classroom curriculum by bringing the arts and cultural experiences to schools, such as in-school performances, artist in residency programs, and workshops in schools.

Early Childhood Reading grants support programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families. Grants of $2,000 are provided in both categories. Online applications will be accepted from March 1 through April 30, 2012. Funding guidelines are available on the company’s website.