Local Grants

Local Programs

Through the Hasbro Children’s Fund Gifts of Hope, local community grants are awarded in the areas where Hasbro employees live and work.

These regions include the State of Rhode Island, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Renton, Washington.

2009 Local grant Recipients:

  • Adoption Rhode Island
  • American Red Cross RI
  • Arts Corps
  • Baystate Health Foundation
  • Birthday Wishes MA
  • Birthday Wishes RI
  • Blackstone Valley Community Action Program
  • Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket
  • Bristol Good Neighbors
  • Center for Human Development
  • Child Care Resources
  • City Year
  • Comprehensive Community Action Program
  • Connecting for Children & Families
  • Day One
  • Dunn Institute
  • East Bay Community Action Program
  • Family Services of Rhode Island, Inc.
  • Friends of Children's Trust Fund
  • Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc.
  • Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island
  • Horizons for Homeless Children
  • Intercommunity Mercy Housing
  • John Hope Settlement House
  • Johnnycake Center
  • Kent Center for Human & Organizational Development
  • Kindering Center
  • King County Sexual Assault Rescource Center
  • Livelong AIDS Alliance
  • Manitou Camps Foundation
  • March of Dimes
  • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Olive Crest
  • Open Pantry Community Services
  • Providence Children's Museum
  • Providence InTown Churches Association
  • Rhode Island Autism Project
  • Rhode Island Foster Parents Association
  • Rhode Island Kids Count
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School
  • RiverzEdge Arts Project Inc.
  • Ronald McDonald House of Providence, Inc
  • Safe Crossings Foundation
  • Save the Bay, Inc
  • South Providence Neighborhood Ministries
  • Southside Community Land Trust
  • Special Olympics Massachusetts
  • Springfield Boys & Girls Club, Inc.
  • Springfield Day Nursery Corp
  • Springfield Library & Museums Association
  • St. Edwards Food & Wellness Center
  • St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church
  • The Food Bank of Western Mass, Inc.
  • The Power of Hope
  • The Rhode Island Center Assisting Those in Need
  • The Salvation Army
  • The TSETSE Gallery
  • Treehouse
  • Trinity Repertory Company
  • United Way of Rhode Island
  • United Way of Springfield
  • Vision House
  • Volunteers in Providence Schools
  • Washington Park Citizens' Association, Inc.
  • Way Back Inn
  • Wellspring Family Services
  • Year Up, Inc.
  • YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Youth Pride
  • Youth Rally Committee, Inc.

Community Partners - Spotlights


In 2006, the Hasbro Children’s Fund established a 3-year partnership with Angel Flight Northeast. Angel Flight NE is a charitable organization that provides air transportation in private aircrafts by more than 1,100 volunteer pilots so that children and adults may access life saving medical care, free of charge. Angel Flight is available to patients and families of patients whose financial resources do not permit them to travel by other means to get the necessary diagnosis or treatment. Emergency flights are also available and are reserved for persons who need to visit critically ill or injured family members, for patients needing organ transplants, or for organ donations.

With Hasbro’s support, Angel Flight established the "Hasbro Helping Wings" program. This program provides Angel Flight with the necessary manpower for mission coordination. Mission coordination is a labor-intensive process requiring coordinators to be on call 24/7 and working with 80 to 120 flight plans each week. Each child taking an Angel Flight receives a toy to bring them a bit of comfort during their journey. Hasbro also provides toys and games for Santa Flights, which send toys to children who need them most during the holidays.


In 2006, the Hasbro Children’s Fund established a 3-year partnership with The Bradford L. Dunn Institute (“Dunn”). Dunn’s mission is to provide direct support for students, disseminate proven teaching practices, increase community awareness about learning differences, serve as a local resource for information and programs, and assist schools with creating effective models for teaching students with learning differences. Hasbro’s grant is supporting the expansion of the Schools Attuned program, which trains 30 facilitators and 375 teachers over the course of three years, impacting 20,000 children each year.

The program, Hasbro Center for Teaching Excellence New England, serves teachers in grades K-12 in both public and private schools. It was established to ensure that children with “all kinds of minds” experience success in school and in life by:

  • Providing research-based professional development programs to teachers on a school-wide basis
  • Offering follow-up services on site to participating schools to help ensure their successful implementation of the program(s) and build their internal capacity (e.g. help them establish mentoring and student teacher programs, develop a team of internal trainers, and set up best practice sharing forums)
  • Partnering with higher education to ensure that new teachers are entering the field with a foundation in these critical skills
  • Engaging parents through training, a resource center and help with school placement

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