BJ’s Charitable Foundation

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

The foundation is not accepting unsolicited proposals for 2014.
BJ's Charitable Foundation
May 15, 2014

Jessica Newman


BJ’s Charitable Foundation awards grants to organizations that support basic needs programs in the following areas:

  • Hunger prevention: Supports programs that work to alleviate hunger through the purchase of food, supplies and additional resources necessary to feed those in need. Funding will be disbursed to agencies, including food banks, soup kitchens, and food pantries.
  • Self-sufficiency: Support will be given to nonprofits that work toward the self-sufficiency of their clients. Grants will fund enhancement of shelter programs, purchase of supplies and clothing for residents, as well as programming that offers family safety.
  • Healthcare: Support will be given to nonprofits that work on providing healthcare to those who would not normally have access. Funding will be disbursed to agencies providing supplies to free medical clinics, health prevention services, as well as supplies for vision, dental and hearing screenings.
  • Education: Support will be given to nonprofits that provide academic and vocational opportunities for the disadvantaged. These programs include the purchase of supplies for literacy skills, mentoring, tutoring and career development.

Funding is available to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that are recognized as a public charity by the IRS. The program must positively impact communities where BJ’s Clubs are located.

BJ's serves East Coast communities stretching from Maine to Florida, as well as west into Ohio. Funding is offered in 15 states.

Geographic coverage
Operates in 15 Eastern states
Amount of funding

Funds are allocated quarterly, giving more than $14 million to over 1,600 community organizations in the 15 states where BJ’s Clubs are located.

Application process

A link to the online application process is available on the program website.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly.

Tagged as
Clinics · Food security and nutrition · Health screening · Homelessness · Self-sufficiency · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Connecticut · Delaware · Florida · Georgia · Maine · Maryland · Massachusetts · New Hampshire · New Jersey · New York · North Carolina · Ohio · Pennsylvania · Rhode Island · Virginia

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