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Guidelines for Grants and Sponsorships
in Washington State


Grants

Our grant program is managed by the Hasbro Children's Fund. On behalf of the Fund, the Wizards of the Coast grant-making committee approves grants in the Renton and Puget Sound area that help today's youth and young adults stay one move ahead in life.

In the past, we've supported agencies that provide arts and cultural education programs for the performing, literary, and visual arts, and education programs that focus on the following: improving the delivery of educational services to students, drop-out prevention through tutoring and mentor programs, promotion of literacy, career education, and workforce preparation. Our focus also includes health programs and human services that address the physical, emotional, and mental health of youth and young adults.

We are interested in programs that serve the needs of at-risk youth and young adults, especially those in the Renton area.

Eligibility for Grants

Since 2006, grants from Wizards of the Coast are funded by the Hasbro Children's Fund, which manages a grants program on behalf of Hasbro, Inc., our parent company. The Hasbro Children's Fund contributes cash and product grants to nonprofit organizations that have tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code.

Restrictions

As a general rule, Wizards of the Coast does not approve charitable grants to the following:

  • Individuals or cash-free grants
  • Research
  • Religious, political, labor, or fraternal organizations
  • Athletic organizations, teams, or events
  • Operating deficits or debt retirement
  • Scholarships
  • Travel stipends
  • Loans
  • Endowments
  • Goodwill advertising
  • Sponsorship of recreational activities and fundraisers
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, or sexual orientation
  • Programs serving people and communities outside Washington State (if outside Washington State, refer to Hasbro Children's Fund directly for consideration)

Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to make the final decision on an organization's eligibility and/or the funding of an agency.

Grant Cycles for 2008

We encourage all eligible organizations to participate in the 2008 grant application process. Early in 2008, you may access the on-line application by going to the following address:

http://www.hasbro.org

Click on the Grant Making icon at the top of the page.

We encourage all eligible organizations to participate in the 2007 grant application process. We hope to see your submission in the near future.

2008 Dates

Online application process -- Letters of intent: Spring 2008
Deadline for complete application -- Tentative August 2008
Grant notification -- Tentative: November 2008
Grant awards -- Tentative: December 2008

Please watch this site for updates on the dates for the grants process.

Guidelines for Sponsorships

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please use the on-line application process. If you believe you have a sponsorship program that fits our giving mission and guidelines, send a letter of inquiry to:

Attention: Corporate Giving Sponsorships
Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
P.O. Box 707
Renton WA 98057-0707

Your letter of inquiry should include the amount requested, a description of your organization, the sponsorship program for which you are seeking support, and contact information. If your program qualifies for support, we may request additional information.

Because we receive so many requests that meet our guidelines, it is impossible to approve all organizations that seek our support. We therefore regret that there are many worthwhile programs that we simply cannot sponsor.





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