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Shipt Awards a total of $120,000 in Microgrants to Nonprofits; Opens Application Process for Round Two

Aug 5, 2022
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Aug 5, 2022

Shipt Awards a total of $120,000 in Microgrants to Nonprofits; Opens Application Process for Round Two

In the first grant cycle, Shipt awarded 8 nonprofits across the country focused on addressing food insecurity and economic mobility.

Shipt is investing $5 million over the next five years to help level the economic playing field for Black and underrepresented populations in our communities through increasing knowledge, skills, job access and ultimately earning potential. 

To do this important work, earlier this year Shipt created its first-ever Community Impact & Innovation Grant program. Months later, we’re thrilled to announce that in the program’s first round, we presented a total of $120,000 in funding to eight deserving nonprofits from four different states, each receiving a microgrant from $1,000 to $25,000 based on need. 

“We were pleased with the number of applicants during round one. The high volume of applications demonstrates a significant need for continued and targeted support for nonprofits focused on economic mobility and food insecurity throughout our country. The organizations we awarded during cycle one each took a unique and innovative approach to address food insecurity and economic disparities. We look forward to elevating the great work happening in our next grant cycle and in the coming years.” said Shipt’s VP of Economic and Social Impact Khadijah Abdullah.  

Want to learn more about cycle one’s recipients and how they plan to use their microgrants? Read below! Thank you all for the work you’re doing across your communities.  

Shipt Community Impact & Innovation Grant Program Round One 2022 Recipients

“Support from Shipt has enabled Detroit Community Wealth Fund to increase exposure of Black worker-owned cooperative businesses in Detroit,” said Margo Dalal, executive director of Detroit Community Wealth Fund.“We’re looking forward to launching the fourth annual cooperative incubator with support from Shipt this fall, so that we can continue to provide education for cooperatives and create sustainable black-owned businesses.” 

“Hunger Solutions Institute (HSI) is grateful to Shipt’s support of Healthy Food Hotspots,” said Alicia Powers, managing director of Auburn University’s Hunger Solutions Institute. “As a result of Shipt’s support, HSI is expanding independent grocers’ capacity to serve rural food deserts and impacting a greater number of rural communities.” 

But we’re not done! We’ve just opened the doors for the second round of our Community Impact & Innovation Grant program. We’re accepting applications through August 31 and are looking to support programs that focus on food security, food resilience and expanding and creating access among communities.

Applicants who applied and were not selected in round one are eligible to reapply for round two. For additional information on our pillars of focus, our grant program and how to apply, visit HERE.  

About Shipt

Shipt brings the store to your door. Through a community of Shipt Shoppers and a convenient app, Shipt provides personal shopping and delivery and is available to 80% of households in more than 5,000 U.S. cities. Shipt Shoppers go above and beyond, communicating in real time about preferences and substitutions. A curated marketplace of retailers, Shipt offers access to a variety of stores and product categories including fresh foods, household essentials, wellness products, office and pet supplies. Shipt is an independently operated, wholly owned subsidiary of Target Corp. Founded and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Shipt also maintains an office in San Francisco. For more information, visit Shipt.com.

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