Potential Program Funders
Albertsons believes in being a good neighbor by contributing to the quality of life in the diverse communities it serves. Areas of charitable giving include hunger relief, youth and education, recycling, and food and nutrition.
Cargill Foundation provides direct grants for regional, national and global partnerships and provides matching grants for selected local projects supported by their businesses. Cargill seeks to build sustainable communities by focusing its human and financial resources in three areas: nutrition and health, education, and environmental stewardship.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has four priority programs—Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area, and Pathways Out of Poverty. The Pathways Out of Poverty mission is to identify, test, and help sustain pathways out of poverty for low-income people and communities. This includes improving school readiness and performance, expanding economic opportunity, and strengthening and sustaining low-income community organizational structure. In addition to the four programs, there is an Exploratory and Special Projects fund.
Costco Charitable Giving specifically supports programs focusing on children, education, and health and human services. Costco is committed to supporting charitable and community activities in the markets where they do business.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports nonprofit organizations within Dollar General’s market area that are established for public use and have an active 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service code. Eligible organizations must be committed to improving the functional literacy of adults, youth, and/or families and must provide direct literacy services within their community.
Food Lion Charitable Foundation provides support for nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the communities served by Food Lion stores in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The foundation supports programs that directly support the academic education of children in primary and secondary education, programs that provide meals or food to the hungry, and programs that involve Food Lion associates.
Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation provides funds to charitable organizations whose programs advance the development of all areas of the lives of children and young adults. The foundation channels most of its financial resources toward organizations whose attention is concentrated on eating disorders and education for the underprivileged. These areas of greatest importance are funded on a national basis. However, a good deal of the foundation’s grant making in other program areas is focused on northeastern United States (southern New England and the middle Atlantic states) as well as California.
Kroger Company's Family of Stores includes The Kroger Co. Foundation, The Fred Meyer Foundation, and The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation. Kroger focuses its charitable giving in several key areas: hunger relief, K–12 education, grassroots service organizations, women's health, and advancement for women and minorities.
Lowe’s Charitable Education Foundation is particularly interested in public education, K–12, and community improvement projects.
Macy’s Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and initiatives that are important to local communities from coast to coast through My Macy’s District Grants. Macy's focus areas are arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS, and women's issues.
Philanthropy News Digest is a service of The Foundation Center and provides up-to-date announcements on requests for proposals (RFPs) in the categories of children and youth, community, persons who are disabled, education, environment, health, human services, international affairs, substance abuse, and women.
Target Stores support local grants for reading, fine arts, and field trips in schools.
UMB Bank emphasizes expansion of access and appreciation of the arts, furthering economic development, advancing educational opportunities, agriculture, and promoting health and wellness.
US Bancorp Foundation giving program is designed to respect the diversity of the communities where they operate. They are actively involved in their communities, partnering with local nonprofits to meet specific needs within each community. General priorities include education and financial literacy, mentoring, and self-sufficiency.
US Department of Education announces grant opportunities throughout the year. In addition, check your state department of education for grants relevant to programs from early childhood to adults.
Verizon Foundation is dedicated to improving lives and giving back to communities. Specifically, they focus on education, health care, and sustainability.
Wheat Ridge Ministries is an independent Lutheran charitable organization that provides support through the GrantsPlus program.
GrantsPlus Program funds new health and human care ministries sponsored by congregations, agencies, and emerging nonprofit organizations. Grant awards range from $5,000–$50,000 over 1–3 years. Grant recipients will participate in capacity-building opportunities to strengthen their program and organization.