Deadline: April 30

Target Stores Grant Program to Support Arts and Literacy Programs for Children and Youth

Through its 2010 Store Grant program, Target will provide direct support to K-12 schools and other nonprofit organizations that foster a love of reading and provide art experiences.

In the Early Childhood Reading category, Target will fund programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families. Reading grants support programs such as library storytimes and family reading nights. In the Art and Culture in Schools category, Target will fund in-school arts programs that enhance student’s classroom curriculum by bringing arts and cultural experiences such as in-school performances, artist-in-residency programs, and workshops to schools.

(Note: As of 2010, the Target Store Grant Program no longer offers family-violence prevention grants.)

To be eligible, an applicant organization must be federally tax-exempt under Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, a school, a library, or a public agency.

Grants in the amount of $2,000 each will be made for programs taking place between September 1, 2010, and August 1, 2011.

Visit the company’s Web site for complete program guidelines and application instructions.