Target Will Sponsor More School Field Trips

This year,Target will set aside $4 million aimed at sponsoring school field trips. To stem the way the recession has eroded school funding, Target will offer 5,000 grants up to $800 to education professionals throughout the U.S., which enables one out of every 25 schools in America to send a classroom on a field trip.

Since the program started in 2006, the retailer has given 7,400 grants benefiting more than 729,000 children nationwide. Target also provides a field trip destination generator, found at

I wonder if they’ve considered letting parents and community members also apply? Sometimes, it’s Moms who make the field trip happen.