Peyton's Peyback Foundation Awards $500,000.00 In Grants

“I am extremely proud to announce the PeyBack Foundation’s distribution of $500,000 to 70 youth related agencies in Indiana, Tennessee and New Orleans areas. This is the highest amount that we have given in any one year since our inception. We are honored to be able to impact the lives of thousands of children and their families”, Foundation President, Peyton Manning commented after the grant process was complete.

In addition to the $270,000 given to 42 organizations in Indiana and $100,000 given to 16 organizations in Tennessee; $130,000 was given to 12 New Orleans based charities.

$500,000 is the largest amount the PeyBack Foundation has given at one time. More than 300 applications were received, almost triple from in the past.

The PeyBack Foundation, a public non-profit corporation, was established by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership growth and opportunities for children at risk. The Foundation has donated more than $2 million since its inception.

Requests for grants are accepted from agencies and organizations actively advancing the welfare of disadvantaged children in Indiana, New Orleans and Tennessee. All requests for financial assistance are given careful consideration by the PeyBack Foundation and judged on the unique merits of the individual agency, its goal and mission. Each organization must complete a PeyBack Foundation grant application to be considered. The deadline for the 2008 grants is February 1.

The following organizations received grants from the PeyBack Foundation in 2007:

Tennessee Organizations--

Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties
$5,000.00
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville
$8,000.00
Boys & Girls Clubs Tennessee Valley / Vestal Club Site
$4,500.00
Bridges
$8,000.00
Emerald Youth Foundation Knoxville
$5,000.00
Hands & Feet Ministries, Inc.
$8,000.00
JIFF Ministry
$8,000.00
Knoxville Area Urban League
$5,000.00
Lakeshore United Methodist Assembly Camp & Retreat Center
$8,000.00
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
$8,000.00
Memphis Area Youth Preservation Society
$5,000.00
Metro Inner Faith Association
$5,000.00
St. Andrews Center
$5,000.00
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee
$8,000.00
The Joy of Music Youth Music School
$6,000.00
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
$3,500.00

Indiana Organizations--

Bridgepointe Services & Goodwill Industries
$7,500.00
Brooke's Place
$5,000.00
Campagna Academy, Inc.
$7,000.00
Camptown
$8,000.00
CASA
$10,000.00
Center of Leadership Development, Inc.
$8,000.00
Claude McNeal's Musical Theatre Training Program
$2,500.00
Coburn Place
$10,000.00
College Mentors for Kids!, Inc.
$5,000.00
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast IN, Inc.
$5,000.00
Concord Center
$5,000.00
Damar Services, Inc.
$3,500.00
East Tenth United Methodist Children & Youth Center
$10,000.00
Forest Manor Multi Service Center
$10,000.00
Good News Mission, Inc.
$10,000.00
Greater Education Opportunities Foundation
$5,000.00
Growing Agriculture through Education
$6,000.00
Happy Hollow Children's Camp, Inc.
$10,000.00
Harmony Education Center
$10,000.00
Herron School of Art and Design
$5,000.00
Indianapolis Art Center
$5,000.00
Jamal Abdullah's Martial Arts
$5,000.00
John H. Boner Community Center
$8,000.00
La Plaza, Inc Indianapolis
$5,000.00
Madame Walker Theatre Center
$2,500.00
Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center
$5,000.00
Mid North Food Pantry, Inc.
$8,000.00
Muncie Children's Museum, Inc.
$5,500.00
National Junior Tennis League of Indianapolis
$5,000.00
Assistance League of Indianapolis
$7,000.00
Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre, Inc.
$3,000.00
Outfitters, Inc.
$2,500.00
Prevent Blindness Indiana Indianapolis
$5,000.00
Sagamore Council Boy Scouts of America
$4,000.00
Salvation Army Social Services Center Indianapolis
$8,000.00
School on Wheels
$10,000.00
Second Helpings
$9,000.00
Shepherd Community
$5,000.00
Special Olympics
$5,000.00
Temple Total Fitness
$5,000.00
The Oaks Academy
$7,000.00
Young Audiences of Indiana, Inc.
$8,000.00

New Orleans Organizations--

Jefferson Parish Marine Institute
$12,000.00
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans
$10,000.00
Lusher Charter School
$10,000.00
New Orleans Access Television
$10,000.00
New Orleans Outreach
$10,000.00
Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation
$10,000.00
Stage to Stage Inc
$13,000.00
The Good Shepherd School
$10,000.00
Tipitina's Foundation
$10,000.00
YMCA of Greater New Orleans
$10,000.00
Young Audiences / Arts for Learning
$10,000.00
Desire Street Ministries
$15,000.00

Story Courtesy: Peyton's Peyback Foundation


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