Our Mission & Impact

Founded in 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 organization powered by Dunkin’ and the generosity of our franchisees, partners, employees and guests. 

Our mission is to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness.

The Joy in Childhood Foundation, Inc. provides grants to hundreds of nonprofits – big and small – making a difference in the lives of kids battling hunger or illness across the country. Organizations include food pantries, children’s hospitals, camps and programs designed to provide joy to those who need it most.

We believe impact is felt most at the local level. Thanks to franchisees and brand employees who volunteer their time to identify the biggest needs in their communities; organize local fundraising and volunteer events; and conduct local grantmaking, we are able to maximize our impact for kids who need joy the most.

Our Impact Last Year

$9.5 Million

Awarded over 600 grants across the country  


Grants given to children's hospitals and nonprofits to help bring joy to kids battling illness


Grants given to food banks and nonprofit to help bring joy to kids battling hunger

2 Million

Children impacted by our programs and grants