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Grants and In-Kind Donations to USA Nonprofits in Eligible
States to Enhance the Lives of Children and Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Big Lots Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/01/20 Midnight PST

Description:

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Grants and in-kind donations to USA nonprofits in eligible states for programs that will enhance the lives of children and families. Funding is intended for programs and projects in the focus areas of hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. Priority will be given to programs that benefit women and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards,and merchandise in-kind.

Healthcare

  • Improving healthcare through research and education
  • Providing preventative education and care
  • Providing affordable, critical medical care

Housing

  • Preventing families or individuals from losing their housing
  • Providing affordable, stable housing
  • Providing emergency shelter for families and individuals

Hunger

  • Providing nutritious food or meals
  • Providing emergency food assistance
  • Educating families or individuals about the importance of healthy eating

Education

  • Providing service-learning curriculum that aligns with education standards
  • Promoting servant leadership through academic and experiential learning

Priority is given to projects that: 

  • Have a Big Lots associate involved as a board member, board committee member, or key volunteer; 
  • Support needy families, helping them transition from poverty to self-sufficiency; 
  • Come from organizations with strong fiscal management and board member commitment and involvement

Gifts outside of these criteria are considered on a case-by-case basis, such as grant awards for environmental causes, diversity, or the arts. Significant partnership projects and capital requests are by invitation only.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181811

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Big Lots Foundation expects requests from 501(c)3 public nonprofit organizations only. Requests from individuals, families, and other sources will not be accepted.

To be eligible to apply, an organization must:
- Be a 501(c)3 public nonprofit charity as sanctioned by the IRS;
- Serve areas where the funding source operates stores (across the United States), distribution centers (Columbus, OH; Tremont, PA; Durant, OK; Montgomery, AL; Rancho Cucamonga, CA), or the corporate office (Columbus, Ohio);
- Not exhibit discriminatory behavior or practices

For a list of expenses that are not funded please see: https://www.biglots.com/images/marketing/corporate/community/donationrequestguidelines.pdf#page=2

Pre-Application Information:

The next application deadline is January 1, 2020, by midnight.

There are two grant request deadlines per year. Complete grant applications will only be considered by the deadlines provided:
- Spring - Summer Requests: January 1, 2020 at Midnight PST. Organizations will be notified of their application status in March 2020
- Fall - Winter Requests: July 1, 2020 at Midnight PST. Organizations will be notified of their application status in September 2020

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply: https://givebig.givebesa.org/grants/new

Grant Coverage Areas:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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