Target Store Early Childhood Reading Grants – $2,000

Application deadline: Online applications accepted between March 1 and April 30. Target Stores award grants to support programs such as after-school reading events, weekend book clubs, library story times and family reading nights. Grant notifications are delivered in September.

Service Areas:  Massachusetts

Current Funding Opportunities: 

  • Reading is essential to a child’s learning process. That’s why a significant portion of Taret Store giving goes toward funding education, with a focus on helping more U.S. students read proficiently by the end of third grade. In addition to their Early Childhood Reading grants, Target sponsors reading and education programs like Take Charge of Education® and Target School Library Makeovers, and events like Read Across America, to help kids reach their full potential, foster a love of reading and encourage children to read with their families.
  • To request a charitable contribution, your organization must be a federally tax-exempt, section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, a school, a library, or a public agency.
  • Early Childhood Reading Grants are for $2,000
  • The program website features a countdown clock which reflects the number of days until applications for the next grant cycle will become available. Applicants must create an online account as part of the grant application process. The account permits applicants to save and submit grant requests and monitor the decision process.
  • Online grant applications become available at the program website during the grant acceptance period. Grant applications are typically accepted between March 1 and April 30 each year, with grant notifications delivered in September.

Recent Awards

  • The Literacy Center (Attleboro, MA) to provide literacy services and educational support to individuals and families seeking to acquire the skills needed to attain personal and employment goals.
  • Family Literacy Center (Lowell, MA) operated by the Early Childhood Department of the Lowell Public Schools. The center serves as a hub for collaborative early childhood initiatives, linking community based and public school programs.