Name of Foundation: Staples Foundation
Location: Framingham, Mass.
Contact info: www.staplesfoundation.org Phone: (781) 559-0424
Coverage Area: United States
Subject Area: Education, Career Development
Last Year Total Giving: $3.2 million (2010)
In a nutshell: The charitable arm of Staples, Inc., began in 2002 to provide educational and job skill opportunities, with an emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Staples created its first charitable partnership, with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, that inaugural year.
How to Apply: Staples does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. Staples Foundation will seek out and request grant applications from organizations that fit within its mission, so the best way to get on its radar is making connections with its national or regional staff, who can have input in which groups get sought out.
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