BJ's Charitable Foundation Grants

Grant

Award

  • Award Min: $0.00
  • Award Max: $0.00
  • Quantity: Unknown

Timing

  • Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility:
All funding requests must meet the following criteria:

1) The proposal must be from an organization that is tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and recognized as a “public charity” by the IRS.

2) The program must align with BJ’s Charitable Foundation’s mission of supporting organizations that provide basic needs services (in the form of hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, healthcare and education) to those in need.

3) The program must positively impact communities where BJ’s Clubs are located.

Purpose:
TYPES OF SUPPORT

Education
Support will be given to nonprofits that provide academic and vocational opportunities for the disadvantaged. These programs include the purchase of supplies for literacy skills, mentoring, tutoring and career development.

Hunger Prevention 
Support will be given to nonprofits that work to alleviate hunger through the purchase of food, supplies and additional resources necessary to feed those in need. Funding will be disbursed to agencies, including food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries. We will support the purchase of food, as well as food programs.

Self-Sufficiency
Over the last decade, the country has seen a rise in the number of reported homeless families. And studies have shown that these families are more likely to become self-sufficient by first having a safe place to sleep and then access to other support services. Support will be given to nonprofits that work toward the self-sufficiency of their clients. Grants will fund enhancement of shelter programs, purchase of supplies and clothing for residents, as well as programming that offers families safety.

Healthcare
Support will be given to nonprofits that work on providing healthcare to those who would not normally have access. Funding will be disbursed to agencies providing supplies to free medical clinics, health prevention services, as well as supplies for vision, dental and hearing screenings.

Additional Info:
NEXT GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 10, 2014. 

Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. To be considered at the next scheduled Foundation meeting, all required materials must be received by the deadline indicated above. Grant proposals received after this submission deadline will be put on the agenda for the following meeting.