Take Chargeof Education®

Since 1997, Target has donated over $418 million to K–12 schools. Support your school by enrolling today.

$418 Million

Since 1997

$31.7 Million

Most recent payout

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Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015. Talk about extra credit! Use the Credit or Debit REDcard, and Target will donate 1% of your Credit or Debit REDcard purchases made at Target and Target.com to help the eligible K-12 school of your choice.

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Qualifying Schools

The Take Charge of Education program is intended to benefit K-12 schools located in the U.S. having a 501(cX3) or 509 (a)(1) tax-exempt status.

How the Program Works

Target Credit Card and Target® Visa® Credit Card account holders can sign up for the Take Charge of Education program by calling 1-800-316-6142 or by visiting Target.com/tcoe or an in-store kiosk. The primary cardholder of a Target Debit Card can sign up for the Take Charge of Education program by calling 1-800-316-6142.

Designate an eligible K-12 school, and Target donates an amount equal to one percent (1%) of your Target Credit Card, Target Visa Credit Card or Target Debit Card purchases (minus returns and sales tax) at any Target store and Target.com. Target will track purchases made on participating Target Credit Cards, Target Visa Credit Cards, and Target Debit Cards, and will distribute the accumulated donations to schools in September.

General Conditions

Only one school may be designated for each Target Credit Card account, Target Visa Credit Card account, and Target Debit Card. For the Target Debit Card, only the primary cardholder can designate the K-12 school, and that designation will apply to any authorized users.

Schools must meet the eligibility requirements described above.

Donation amounts begin to accrue when the school designation is processed. The school donation will only be made for Target Credit Card accounts and Target Visa Credit Card accounts that are open and in good standing at the time donations are distributed to eligible schools. The school donation will only be made for Target Debit Cards that are open and have no unpaid electronic transfers at the time the donation is distributed to eligible schools.

School donations through Take Charge of Education are not tax deductible.

Checks will not be mailed to schools if the payout is less than $25. (Payouts under $25 will carry over to the next payment period). Checks must be cashed before the expiration on the check. Checks are considered rejected if not cashed by expiration, Target reserves the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this program at any time.