Requests should be submitted four weeks prior to the date contribution or donation is needed.
Applications for support from the ALDI Smart Kids program are accepted between February 1 – December 15 each year. Applications are reviewed as they are received and we’ll make every effort to review and respond to all requests in a timely manner.
Organizations that have been denied funding previously may reapply after six months.
Organizations that are currently receiving funding may apply for continued funding for the same program or different programming on an annual basis, but must complete a new online application.
Organizations may be asked to provide their IRS Form W-9, most recent IRS Form 990 Schedule A and 501(c)(3) certification or equivalent documentation for public entities, schools and religious organizations.
Each organization that receives funding may be required to complete a final report that includes program impact, data collection (individuals served and numbers of volunteers and volunteer hours), final budget describing allocation of funds and pictures.
ALDI may request site visits to review community investments.