Foundation: 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.
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