More about #GrandGiving
Each year, the Grand Kids Foundation and partners turn dollars raised into meals served as part of the month-long campaign. Every penny raised directly benefits our Food Bank partners.
About Grand Giving
The month-long program hosted each November originated in Curtis Granderson's hometown of Chicago with partner grocery store Mariano's. Curtis founded the initiative after a series of camp programs inspired him to extend his community investment beyond education and athletics to nutrition and food insecurity.
By 2017, the program has raised 15M meals for children and families in need. It has also expanded nationally to include a Day of Service tour, a Unite the Islands fundraiser event, as well as in-person and digital engagement campaigns.
About Curtis Granderson
Curtis Granderson is considered one of the most philanthropic athletes in professional sports. The three-time MLB All Star, Roberto Clemente award winner, and founder of the Grand Kids Foundation (est. 2007) also served as a spokesperson for the White House’s Let’s Move anti-obesity campaign and the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Drink Up (H20) initiative, and an International Ambassador for Major League Baseball.
After earning the nickname, The Grandy Man, during an eight-year stretch in New York with the Mets and Yankees, Curtis currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
About the Grand Kids foundation
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Grand Kids Foundation was founded by Curtis Granderson in 2007 to provide educational and athletic opportunities to children in need across the country.
With coast to coast events including Grand Giving, The New Balance Fitness Challenge, Citi Community Home Runs, Little League Sponsorships and youth baseball programs, thousands of children benefit each year from programming hosted by Curtis and the Foundation.