The Rite Aid Foundation unveils new KidCents Regional Grant Program

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The Rite Aid Foundation unveils new KidCents Regional Grant Program

By Antoinette Alexander - 05/24/2018
As part of its commitment to improving the lives of children in communities served by Rite Aid, The Rite Aid Foundation announced on Thursday the launch of its KidCents Regional Grant Program.

The new program, designed to support nonprofit organizations that serve children, will award grants ranging from $15,000 to $30,000.

For the inaugural grant cycle of the KidCents Regional Grant Program, projects may include out-of-school time programs with a goal of improving nutrition, physical fitness or academic success. Priority will be given to those programs that target communities in need.

Grants are available in select counties in the following states: California, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington. Charitable organizations that have been in existence for at least one year, have a service area in targeted Rite Aid communities and are in good financial standing are eligible.

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.

Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded nearly $39 million to non-profit organizations. KidCents was developed by The Rite Aid Foundation to provide Rite Aid customers an opportunity to do even more to help the kids in the communities Rite Aid serves. Through KidCents, members of Rite Aid's loyalty program, wellness+ rewards, can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and give their change to one of more than 440 nonprofit organizations focused on improving the health and wellbeing of children.