Frequently Asked Questions
The Joy in Childhood Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 organization powered by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins as well as the generosity of our partners, franchisees, crew members, employees and guests. The mission of the Foundation is to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. We do this by providing grants to national and local nonprofit organizations making a difference around the country.
The Joy in Childhood Foundation is powered by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins as well as the generosity of our partners, franchisees, crew members, employees and guests.
A: The Joy in Childhood Foundation serves areas nationwide. We have eight chapters, including: West, Central West, Central East, Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Brand Central.
The Joy in Childhood Foundation partners with local food pantries, food banks and organizations directly serving kids and their families struggling with hunger to make sure they do not have to worry about their next meal. We also partner with local children’s hospitals and organizations directly serving kids battling illness to provide joyful moments, joyful experiences, and joyful environments.
A: At this time, our grant application is by invite only. Grantees are nominated by members of the Dunkin’ Brands community, including franchisees and crew members.
A: We cannot guarantee that organizations meeting the eligibility requirements will be funded. The decision will be made after a full evaluation of the request and the organization’s impact.
A: The Joy in Childhood Foundation does not accept gift card/product donation requests. Please check in with your local Dunkin’ Donuts or Baskin-Robbins store for gift card requests or product donations.
A: The Joy in Childhood Foundation does not accept event sponsorship requests.