As part of its commitment to improving the lives of children, The Rite Aid Foundation has launched the KidCents Regional Grant Program, which is designed to support nonprofit organizations that serve children in Rite Aid communities.
“The Rite Aid Foundation is committed to improving the health and well-being of children and creating a safe environment for them to live and grow,” said Tracy Henderson, Director of The Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives. “Our new KidCents Regional Grant Program will help us make an even greater impact in the communities we serve by supporting the organizations that are changing the lives of our most vulnerable children and enabling them to achieve future success.”
For the first grant cycle, projects may include out-of-school time programs with a goal of improving nutrition, physical fitness or academic success. The grants will range from $15,000-$30,000 and are available in select counties in twelve states. States include California, Maryland, Michigan, Delaware, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington.
Applications for the grants are available by invitation only. Interested charities must submit a Letter of Interest online at RiteAid.com/grants by June 22. Grants will be awarded in November 2018.