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DAYTON HUDSON CORPORATION MAKES GRANTS TO SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAMS IN STATE, NATIONWIDE

 MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Dayton Hudson Corporation (NYSE: DH) today announced that it has made the first $3.2 million in grants in its 1993 program of $10.4 million in grants to social action programs across America.
 In announcing the grants, Kenneth A. Macke, chairman and chief executive officer, said, "Our long-standing policy has been to invest 5 percent of our federally taxable income in the communities we serve -- in good times and bad.
 "We will continue to invest in several key issues, including quality child care, disaster response, employment readiness, and the strengthening of families," he said.
 The grants, made jointly by the corporation's foundation and its Target, Mervyn's, Dayton's, Hudson's and Marshall Field's stores, support programs that benefit children, working parents and diverse groups and neighborhoods. Grantees include:
 -- Washington Child Care Resource Network, Seattle -- $50,000 (Expansion of the Child Care Aware training and consumer education program for quality child care)
 -- Urban Coalition, Minneapolis -- $43,000 (Support of research and advocacy on behalf of low-income people)
 -- Christians United in Business Endeavors, Detroit -- $40,000 (Support for educational and motivational programs for at-risk Detroit students)
 -- American Red Cross, Des Moines & Sioux Falls -- $25,000 (Flood relief)
 -- Sherman Heights Community Center, San Diego -- $20,000 (Support for community center in an underserved neighborhood of San Diego)
 -- Working Opportunities for Women, Minneapolis -- $20,000 (Job training, placement for low-income women)
 -- The Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund, Detroit & Orange County -- $10,000 (Leadership training, education)
 -- Tri-City Renaissance, Greater Detroit -- $10,000 (Life skills training for at-risk female teens in Ecorse, River Rouge and southwest Detroit)
 In 1992, the corporation gave $9.9 million to social action programs within a total community giving budget of $20.7 million. Forty percent of the Corporation's giving each year is invested in social action programs, another 40 percent in arts.
 Dayton Hudson Corporation is one of the nation's largest retailers, with 1992 revenues of $17.9 billion. In 33 states it operates more than 850 stores specializing in large-store, general-merchandise formats, including discount stores, moderate-priced promotional and traditional department stores.
 Dayton Hudson is also one of America's largest corporate funders of social action programs, ranking among the top corporate contributors to the United Way. The corporation received the America's Corporate Conscience Award in 1989.
 Since 1946, Dayton Hudson has invested more than $280 million in social action and arts programs in communities where it has stores.
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 /CONTACT: Laura Anders of Dayton Hudson, 612-370-6622/
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