Children’s Hospital Play Grants
The Toy Foundation created the Children’s Hospital Play Grants program to bring the healing power of play to children in hospital settings, especially those in underserved communities.
Undergoing complicated medical procedures, facing life-threatening illnesses and injuries, and feeling isolated and helpless are common experiences for children and their families in healthcare settings. Access to play can help relieve this stress, create ease, and have an overall positive impact on children’s relationships and well-being.
From 2021 to 2022, the Children’s Hospital Play Grants program distributed more than $365,000 to 18 children’s hospitals throughout the United States to enable them to create stimulating and calming sensory experiences; offer in-room technology to broadcast play activities; upgrade waiting areas; assemble therapeutic play kits; and more.
Read a complete impact report detailing project results, outcomes and effects, as well as how play was promoted through the project here.
The application period for 2022/2023 projects is now closed. Check back for an update on our next round of grant recipients.
To support the Children’s Hospital Play Grants program, please consider making a company or individual financial donation.
Emergency Relief Play Grants
The Toy Foundation created the Emergency Relief Play Grants program to bring the healing power of play to children and families in the wake of natural disasters, domestic upheaval and other humanitarian crises.
When you are suddenly forced to leave, or worse, lose everything you own in an instant the feeling of isolation and helplessness can be shattering to children and families. Access to play can help relieve this stress, create ease, and help children and families transition to safety and a sense of normalcy.
In times of national and international pandemics, disasters, and crises, the toy industry has a compassionate commitment to relieving the suffering of others. Collectively, through direct financial support and product donations, TTF’s Emergency Relief Play Grants have delivered the extraordinary power of play to hundreds of thousands of children and families in need following hurricanes, the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and most recently the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
To support the Emergency Relief Play Grants program, please consider making a company or individual financial donation.
To make a donation of toys, clothing, accessories, and other essential items, please complete a product donation form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.