Every year, the Joy in Childhood Foundation provides grants to hundreds of nonprofits – big and small – making a difference in the lives of kids battling hunger or illness across the country.

Thank you for your interest in becoming involved with the Joy in Childhood Foundation! We are proud that through the support of Dunkin’, Dunkin’ franchisees, corporate partners, and guests we are able to provide grants to hundreds of nonprofits that are making a difference in the lives of kids battling hunger or illness across the country. Each year, our impact continues to grow along with the Dunkin’ footprint, allowing us to provide joy to kids in every community that Dunkin’ serves guests.

Community Impact Grants: Please note that at this time, our grant application is by invite only. Grantees are nominated by members of the Dunkin’ community, including franchisees and crew members.

Signature Program Grants:  Our Signature Program grants including Dogs for Joy™, Dunkin’ Connecting Joy, Dunkin’ Prom, and Dunkin’ Joyful Spaces are open to hospitals and community health centers. These grants do not require a nomination to apply. For more information, click the links below.

Learn More About Our Grant Programs and Apply:

Dogs for Joy™

Helping increase the number of dogs who work full-time in children’s hospitals to bring joy to kids battling illness.

Dunkin' Connecting Joy

Providing hospitals with funding to bring gaming experiences and technology to their pediatric patients.                                                                    

Dunkin' Prom

Providing prom events so teen patients who might not be able to attend their own prom can still have that special, milestone moment.

Dunkin' Joyful Spaces

Helping hospitals and community health centers create or revitalize playgrounds, healing gardens, teen rooms and play spaces.

Community Impact Grants

Community Impact Grants are an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to apply for funding for a variety of programs that bring joy to kids battling hunger or illness. These grants are available by invitation through a nomination process only.