The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the TJX Companies, which includes discount retailers T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, and A.J. Wright. The Foundationís grantmaking focuses on organizations that provide basic need services to disadvantaged women, children, and families in communities in which the Companies do business. The Foundation supports organizations where one or more of its divisions operate a home office, a store, or a distribution facility, (all states except for Alaska and Hawaii). Of interest are programs that promote strong families, provide emergency shelter, enhance education/job readiness, and build community ties. Funding is earmarked for the following areas: civic/community, domestic violence prevention, education, health, and social services. Civic/community grants emphasize programs that teach disadvantaged persons independent living skills and improve race/cultural relations. Domestic violence prevention grants target immediate emergency services and shelter accommodations for victims and family members as well as programs to break the cycle of violence. Education grants provide academic and vocational opportunities for the disadvantaged including early intervention, mentoring, tutoring, GED, and college coursework as well as programs that teach people to speak, read, and write English. Health grants support programs that provide early and comprehensive prenatal services and healthy baby education. The Foundation will also consider funding for medical research that furthers the treatment of, or eliminates the impact of, chronic or congenital diseases. Social services grants focus on disadvantaged children and families especially those that strengthen the family unit, along with the parent-child relationship, offer food and clothing assistance, provide counseling, youth development or adoption services. Social services grants also support programs that directly help those with mental or physical impairments. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
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