Name of Foundation: The Rite Aid Foundation
Location: Harrisburg and Camp Hill, PA
Contact info: See website here
Coverage Area: Nation-wide
Subject Area: Health and wellness
Assets: $8.4 million
In a nutshell:
The Rite Aid Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation focusing on the health and wellness of those in the greater Rite Aid corporation community. It is the philanthropic arm of the Rite Aid corporation.
The current president is Ken Martindale, who is also the President and Chief Operating Officer of the larger Rite Aid organization.
The focus of the foundation is promoting general health and wellness, but it does this through three main core areas: children’s health and well-being, special community health and wellness needs (including during times of emergency or natural disasters), and Rite Aid’s own community of associate’s during times of special need.
KidCents is its most prominent initiative, which allows Rite Aid customers to round their purchases up to the nearest dollar and give the change to local programs helping kids. A few examples of these programs include the Renaissance Youth Center in the Bronx, the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, and Rosie’s Garage literacy program in California (information about applying to be a KidCents Charity can be found here).
How to Apply: Grant request instructions can be found here. There is an open process with a rolling deadline, assuming the organization meets the charity eligibility guidelines.
Non-profit organizations classified as 501 (c)(3) are eligible to apply for funding, and no organization can receive a grant more than two years in a row.
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