Play Connects Application Deadline Extended
July 31, 2012 | The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF)
announced today that it has extended the deadline for 2012 Play Connects grant applications. Open to all Toy
Industry Association (TIA) member companies in good standing, the grant
program is now accepting applications until Tuesday, September
The deadline has been extended to ensure that both TIA members and
their chosen children’s charities have enough time to fill out
each part of the grant application before submitting the form to
TIF. Up to three Play Connects grants – worth up to $10,000
each – will be awarded before the close of 2012.
Qualified applications received on or before September 4th will be
reviewed by a Committee comprised of members from the TIF Board of
Trustees. Both full and associate TIA members may nominate a deserving
charity of their choosing. More information can be found on the Play Connects website or by contacting
Foundation Manager Marisa
Medina at 646.454.5581.
Launched by TIF in 2011, Play Connects aims to help fund unique
children’s charities that the toy industry cares about and to
connect TIA members with the rewarding world of philanthropy. Last year,
grants were awarded to the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, CT;
Friends of the Children in Portland, OR; The Magic House at the St.
Louis Children’s museum; and 826 Valencia in San