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 Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson, is considered one of the most philanthropic athletes in professional sports. The three-time MLB All Star is the Founder of the Grand Kids Foundation (est. 2007), Spokesperson for The White House’s Let’s Move anti-obesity campaign as well as the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Drink Up (H20) initiative, and serves as a Major League Baseball International Ambassador.


About the Grand Kids Foundation

Granderson is the Founder of the Grand Kids Foundation (est. 2007). In 2012, Granderson made an initial donation of $5 Million to his alma mater – The University of Illinois at Chicago – for the development of Curtis Granderson Stadium at UIC. The University, Major League Baseball and its partners contributed additional funds for the $15 Million project and state-of-the art facility, which serves Chicago’s inner-city youth. 


About Grand Giving

The month-long program - hosted each November in Granderson's hometown of Chicago takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities. The 'Check Out To Help Out' initiative in local Mariano's stores is an easily accessible method  to engage and participate in the campaign, all for as little as $1.