Children’s Fund to Release New Grant Solicitation Soon

The Hasbro Children’s Fund (formerly Hasbro Charitable Trust, Inc.) plans to release its 2015 grant guidelines later this year. The fund is the philanthropic grantmaking arm of Hasbro, Inc. and was established to help children in need.

In the locations where Hasbro has operating facilities, the fund annually provides local community grants which support programs that deliver; stability for children in crisis; pediatric physical and mental health services; hunger security; educational programs; quality out of school time programming and programs that empower youth through service.

Other Grants

The Gift of Play program supports nonprofit organizations that provide around-the-clock care for children, such as hospitals and shelters. Foundation priorities include: youth service, programs providing stability for children in crisis, quality out-of-school time programs for children, with an emphasis on programs which encourage creativity and/or service learning. Programs must service a geographic area not limited to a single school.

Awards vary, the foundation made $3.3 million in grants last year. A list of past grantees can be found here:

Contact: Gifts of Play, ; 401/727-5429, Karen Davis, kdavis@hasbro.com

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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