Target Grants $20,000 to Continue Decade-Long Scholarship Program
July 21, 2011
For more than 10 years, the Target Corporation has been helping Native American students pursue a college education at tribal colleges and universities. This year, Target has renewed its commitment with a grant of $20,000 to the American Indian College Fund to continue the Target Tribal College Scholarship Program for the 2011-12 academic year.
“At Target, our local grants are making a difference in communities across the country,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. “We’re proud to partner with the American Indian College Fund as part of our ongoing commitment to strengthen communities where our guests and team members live and work.”
“We are blessed to enjoy the longtime support from such a respected and renowned corporation,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “Target Corporation’s philanthropic efforts are helping Native students earn a college education and make a difference in their communities.”
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,750 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.