Thank you for your interest in the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation!

In 2021, local nonprofits that bring joy to kids battling hunger or illness have two opportunities to apply for a grant from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation:

  • Applications received between December 2020 – April 9, 2021: decisions will be announced in June.
  • Applications received between April 10 – September 10, 2021: decisions will be announced in November. (Note this deadline has been extended from July 31)

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Please review our grant guidelines to ensure your program is eligible for a grant. Please send any questions to foundation@inspirebrands.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of programs can I apply for?
Please review our grant guidelines to ensure your program is eligible for a grant.

What is the grant range?
We encourage organizations to apply for what they need. Our regional grants typically range between $5,000 and $25,000.

When will we hear back?
Kindly, please do not reach out to inquire on status.
Applications received between December 2020 – April 9, 2021: decisions will be announced in July.
Applications received between April 10 – September 10, 2021: decisions will be announced in October.

What if I don’t have the name or contact information for the Dunkin’ contact who referred me?
Please note that at this time we do not accept unsolicited grant requests. All grantees are nominated by members of the Dunkin’ community. If you do not have a referral, please email foundation@inspirebrands.com.

Why was our application declined in a previous grant cycle?
Please note that this is a competitive grant process. We receive a lot of great applications and unfortunately, due to limited funding, we cannot fund them all. In some cases, an application does not align with our guidelines. We encourage you to carefully read our grant guidelines before investing time in completing an application.

For any other questions, please email foundation@inspirebrands.com.