Network Offers Toys, Cash Grants for Children Services

Grants_ImageFoundation: Toy Industry Foundation; Program: Toy Bank Network; Funding Focus: Children, education, health, youth development, physical activity, arts and culture; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Toys; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: The funder supports community-based charities.  Organizations accepted into the Toy Bank network do not need to reapply each time they wish to receive toys. Toys are disbursed based on demonstrated need, storage capabilities and the availability of product.

Other Grants

The foundation’s Play Connects’ funds go to nonprofits with programs that assist underserved children and youth. In addition, a separate grants programs supports programs that focus on education; health and safety; youth development and leadership; play and recreational activities; and arts and culture. Nonprofits must be nominated by a Toy Industry Assn. (TIA) member; Multiple $10,000 awards. The next round of funding is TBA. It can be found here:  http://tinyurl.com/pztotej

Info: http://tinyurl.com/ocn5vul; thetoybank@toyindustryfoundation.org or 646/520-4865.

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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