To effect positive change in our communities and to develop relationships with local nonprofit organizations, C&S launched the Mini Grant program in 2002.
Through Mini Grants, C&S invests in local good works by donating funds or modest amounts of food. We focus on “our backyard” and accept requests from community groups that are located within 20 miles of where we do business and where most of our associates live.
What we give is determined by local needs, with consideration around statistics including poverty, high school graduation, literacy, and hunger rates.
Requests for Mini Grant support are reviewed and decided upon by local C&S associates who understand local needs and who are involved in the community.
Deadline: All-electronic Mini Grant requests are accepted on the first of each month. Note: Requests received after the first of the month will be included in the next month's review cycle. Due to high volume we cannot expedite requests. All grants are awarded at the sole discretion of C&S.
Printing donation requests have a rolling deadline. To learn more, please click here.
Decisions: 2-3 weeks after the deadline.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for guidance.