The Minneapolis-based has announced a total of $978,750 in grants to be awarded to sixty-six nonprofit groups across the country.
The largest of the BBCF grants went to two national nonprofit groups, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, with each organization receiving $250,000. The Boys & Girls Clubs grant is the first installment of a four-year, $1 million commitment from the BBCF to support Operation Connect, an initiative to provide increased computer and Internet access for youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs. The Big Brothers Big Sisters grant will support a nationwide volunteer mentoring program for schoolchildren.
"The Best Buy Children's Foundation helps programs that remove barriers to growing, learning, and succeeding," said BBCF president Susan Hoff. "The nonprofit programs we support make positive and lasting impressions on young people and help to shape who they become as adults."