Frequently Asked Questions


Can I fax or e-mail my request?

We ask that all interested organizations apply through our online application system.

How often can I apply for funding?

You may apply once a year, however, if we have made a larger commitment we ask that you wait several years before reapplying. Also, we generally do not provide annual support to an organization.

What is your average grant?

Most often, our local community grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. We do in some cases make much larger commitments locally. Globally our gifts are made through our Philanthropic Partnership Program which are multi year commitments.

How will I know if my organization will be receiving a donation?

Each request is responded to, but please keep in mind that we receive over 15,000 requests annually, so it may take a bit of time to hear from us. Should we approve your request for a toy donation, you will receive an e-mail outlining the specifics of the donation.

What are the deadlines for applying for toys and grants?

Local Community Grants: For 2009 the deadline to apply is August 7, 2009.

Toys: Please refer to our Gift of Play section.

Is my organization eligible for a toy donation every year?

In most cases we ask organizations to take a year off between donations.

Must my organization be a nonprofit to quality for a donation?

Yes, according to IRS law, all donations must be made to bona fide nonprofit agencies and must be made to organizations that help sick or needy children.

How many toys can my organization expect to receive?

That depends on the type of organization and the purpose of the donation. Hasbro will be as generous as possible.