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
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
Children impacted by our programs and grants
"Spending the day serving and helping my community is the highlight of my year. Being a part of a brand that makes it a priority to give back makes me so proud."
Dunkin' Franchisee & Joy in Childhood Foundation Board Chairman
"I am proud that Dunkin’ franchisees truly care about their communities and about their Foundation. Their generosity and commitment shows the power Dunkin’ has to not only serve a great cup of coffee, but to also serve kids and families who are in need."