Connecting you to the Toy Industry Foundation, to your
community and to the rewarding world of philanthropy.
Toy companies* can support local charities with the help of TIF. Each
year, Toy Industry Association member toy companies can nominate a
charity of their choice to submit a grant proposal.
The 2013 Play Connects grant cycle is now open! TIA member
our nomination form to nominate a local charity to apply for up to
$10,000 in grant funding. Don’t delay – nominations close on June
Congratulations to the 2012 Play Connects Grant Winners!
Community Action Partnership of Orange County in Garden
Nominated by Bandai
Through “Farm 2 Kids,” monthly produce bags are distributed to
low-income students along with playful nutrition and physical activity
lessons to promote active, healthy lifestyles. Games and exercise
promote learning while having fun! “Backpacks 4 Success” also start
school year off right with school supplies and nutrition education.
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers in Boca Raton,
Nominated by The Bridge Direct
FFCDC’s infant and toddler program incorporates play experiences in the
classroom. Through play, the program brings children joy and a creative
opportunity in a safe place, preparing children for a lifetime
commitment to learning and social achievement.
National Lekotek Center in Chicago, IL
Nominated by ThinkFun, Inc.
Child centered “play sessions” for children with disabilities and parent
training sessions help children who are often frustrated with the
demands of traditional toys, materials and activities. The positive
educational, therapeutic, and social effects of developmentally
appropriate play ripple throughout entire families.
Shoes and Clothes for Kids in Cleveland, OH
Nominated by Good Marketing, Inc.
By providing new shoes and clothing that fit to children in need, a
sense of pride and confidence enable children to succeed in school. They
are able to participate in activities designed to help them grow, learn,
Past winners from 2011:
*Toy companies must be a Toy Industry Association member in good
standing to be eligible for a nominating role in the Play Connects Grant
Questions? Contact Marisa Medina at 646-454-5581 or email@example.com.