The Panera Bread Foundation envisions a world in which young people can unlock their full potential and dare to dream — a world in which opportunity and economic mobility are accessible and equitable for all. Through our Grant Program, we award organizations who share a common vision and purpose of investing in children and youth to become leaders.
We support non-profit organizations with programs predominately for underserved, at-risk, or underrepresented high school and middle school aged students. The high school programs have historically focused on keeping youth in school to graduate and to pursue a post-secondary school or start a long-term career. The middle school programs have focused on developing skill sets and helping children build healthy relationships with trusted adults through mentorship programs. Other programs have specialized in STEM or STEAM programs for students.
Non-profit organizations with a similar vision, purpose, or programs are encouraged to apply for our 2022-2023 Grant Cycle. The grant applications open and close dates are listed below.
2022-2023 Grant Cycle:
Application Opens: Monday, October 10, 2022 at 12:01am CST
Application Closes: Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:59pm CST