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 4th. 

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 Francisco.