Providing the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness

What We Do

When children face health and hunger issues, it robs them of the simple joys of childhood. At the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, our goal is to help kids feel like kids, even on their most difficult days.

We provide grants to hundreds of nonprofits making a difference in the lives of kids battling hunger or illness across the country.

Meet Our Grantees

Meet Angela Big

Merrimack Valley YMCA Food Pantry

When the Merrimack Valley YMCA opened their food pantry in October 2017 close to her work, Angela Santos couldn’t have been happier. Because of where her job is located, Angela had been…

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Camp Sunshine

Courtney loves playing the guitar, horseback rides and practicing her black belt in karate. And don’t forget giving hugs. At summer camp, when the “hug bell” rings, Courtney joins nearly…

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Care and Share’s Send Hunger Packing Program

“When I get those food bags, they’re really heavy, and that heaviness is love.” Xander is a soon-to-be second grader who loves recess, superheroes, and eating “lots and lots of…

Our Impact Last Year

$12 Million

Raised with the help of our franchisees, employees, corporate partners and donors


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

Help Our Impact Grow

Individual donors like you help us bring more joy to more kids. Please consider a donation today.


Can feed a child for a week


Can send a hospitalized teen to prom


Can provide the joy of gaming to a hospital

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