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Target Foundation accepting grant applications

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Retail giant Target will play Santa to school children long after the Christmas season has passed.

The Target Foundation, a philanthropy effort of the chain, is now accepting applications for Target Foundation arts grants for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Grants are awarded in the form of a one-time check and benefit children in public and private schools.

Since 1946, Target has been a major benefactor of education. The company has recently been in the spotlight due to a Black Friday data breach which leaked shoppers’ debit and credit card information. A problem with the sale of Target gift cards was also recently reported.

Through the Target Foundation, students across the country will experience aspects of education that might remain unfunded. Grants will pay for field trips, reading programs, and other programming. The arts grant is only one source of funds from the Foundation. On April 1, applications will be accepted for social services grants. Field trip grants for next school year will be accepted beginning on August 1, 2014. Past recipients of field trip grants include Corryville Catholic, Princeton High School and Pleasant Ridge Montessori.

Grant funds from the Target Foundation vary with the maximum being $5,000 and some recipients receiving $2,000. To apply for a Target Foundation arts grant, visit the Target Foundation website.

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