May 18, 2009
"I am thankful and proud each year that the PeyBack Foundation is able to assist a large variety of youth related agencies", said Peyton Manning, PeyBack Foundation President. "Given the difficult economic times, my hope is that the $500,000 we are able to distribute through our grant program will positively impact the lives of thousands of children and their families throughout Indiana, Tennessee and the New Orleans area."
In addition to the $222,800 given to 48 organizations in Indiana and $135,330 given to 31 organizations in Tennessee; $141,900 was given to 25 New Orleans based charities.
More than 450 applications were received, the largest number ever received.
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 $3 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 2010 grants is February 1.
Please contact Elizabeth Ellis with the PeyBack Foundation at 317-257-2313 or email Elizabeth@peytonmanning.com with any questions.