The PeyBack Foundation 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.



"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 with any questions.

Below is a listing of organizations to receive grants from the PeyBack Foundation in 2009.

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Indiana organizations                             City                                         Funding

100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc,                    Indianapolis                               $1,700.00

Agape Families, Inc.                                         Carmel                                      $2,400.00

Allen County Education Partnership                   Fort Wayne                               $2,000.00

Asante Children's Theatre                                  Indianapolis                               $4,100.00

Assistance League of Indianapolis                     Indianapolis                               $5,000.00

Boy Scouts of America                                     Indianapolis                               $10,000.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis                     Indianapolis                               $6,000.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County            South Bend                               $1,000.00

Camptown                                                       Indianapolis                               $8,000.00

CASA - Friends of the Lake County Program      Crown Point                               $1,000.00

Center for Nonviolence, Inc                                Fort Wayne                               $5,750.00

Child Advocates                                               Indianapolis                               $10,000.00

Christamore House                                           Indianapolis                               $2,500.00

College Mentors for Kids! Inc                             Indianapolis                               $5,000.00

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast IN, Inc            Ft. Wayne                  $5,000.00

Concord Center                                                Indianapolis                               $4,400.00

East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center     Indianapolis                $5,000.00

Edna Martin Christian Center                             Indianapolis                               $5,000.00

Forest Manor Multi Service Center                     Indianapolis                               $10,000.00

Happy Hollow Children's Camp, Inc                    Indianapolis                               $10,000.00

Herron School of Art and Design                        Indianapolis                               $2,000.00

Honeywell Foundation                                       Wabash                                    $1,500.00

Indianapolis Art Center                                      Indianapolis                               $5,000.00

Jack & Shirley Lubeznik Center for the Arts        Michigan City                            $2,200.00

Jameson Camp                                                Indianapolis                               $2,500.00

Kaleidoscope Youth Center                               Indianapolis                               $2,500.00

Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center                         Indianapolis                               $5,000.00

Monroe County United Ministries                       Bloomington                              $2,100.00

Muncie Children's Museum, Inc                         Muncie                                      $5,000.00

National Junior Tennis League of Indianapolis      Indianapolis                               $6,000.00

Pathway to the Future Learning Center               Indianapolis                               $2,000.00

People's Burn Foundation                                  Indianapolis                               $4,000.00

Providence Cristo Rey High School                    Indianapolis                               $5,000.00

Richmond Parks and Recreation                        Richmond                                  $2,250.00

School on Wheels                                            Indianapolis                               $5,000.00

Shepherd Community                                       Indianapolis                               $7,200.00

Social Health Association of Indiana, Inc            Indianapolis                               $2,000.00

Southeast Community Service                           Indianapolis                               $2,500.00

Stepping Stones, Inc                                        Bloomington                              $1,600.00

Stopover, Inc                                                    Indianapolis                               $8,800.00

Teachers' Treasures, Inc                                   Indianapolis                               $5,000.00

The Julian Center                                              Indianapolis                               $4,900.00

The Salvation Army Social Services Center         Indianapolis                               $8,000.00

Trees Indiana                                                   Fort Wayne                               $5,000.00

United Way of Johnson County                          Franklin                                     $6,400.00

Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, Inc             Fort Wayne                               $3,000.00

Young Audiences of Indiana, Inc                        Indianapolis                               $5,000.00

Zion Hill MB Church, Inc                                    Indianapolis                               $7,500.00

New Orleans organizations                   City                                         Funding

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana         New Orleans                              $10,000.00

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans   New Orleans                              $6,000.00

Covenant House - New Orleans                          New Orleans                              $8,000.00

Desire Street Ministries                                     New Orleans                              $8,800.00

Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana                      Monroe                                     $6,000.00

Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation             New Orleans                              $5,000.00

Hands On New Orleans                                     New Orleans                              $2,500.00

Hope House, Inc                                               New Orleans                              $4,500.00

Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc                  New Orleans             $3,000.00

KID smART                                                      New Orleans                              $4,350.00

Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools                    New Orleans                              $3,000.00

Liberty's Kitchen Inc                                         New Orleans                              $5,250.00

Longue Vue House and Gardens                        New Orleans                              $6,000.00

Louisiana Children's Museum                            New Orleans                              $9,000.00

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals    New Orleans             $1,000.00

New Orleans Ballet Association                         New Orleans                              $5,000.00

New Orleans Outreach                                      New Orleans                              $10,000.00

New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation        New Orleans                              $2,500.00

One World, Inc                                                 Metarie                                     $1,500.00

Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans               New Orleans           $8,000.00

Start the Adventure in Reading                           New Orleans                              $10,000.00

Teaching Responsible Earth Education               New Orleans                              $5,000.00

Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans, Inc.                New Orleans          $5,000.00

Young Leadership Council                                 New Orleans                              $5,000.00

The National Football Foundation's Play it Smart Program      New Orleans           $7,500.00

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Tennessee organizations                      City                                         Funding

ACTION Program                                              Madison                                    $2,500.00

Boys & Girls Club of Hardeman County              Bolivar                                       $5,000.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley / Vestal Club Site Knoxville               $5,000.00

Bridges USA, Inc                                              Memphis                                   $8,000.00

Coalition For Kids, Inc                                       Johnson City                             $5,800.00

Eighteenth Avenue Family Enrichment Center     Nashville                                   $8,000.00

Emerald Youth Foundation                                Knoxville                                   $5,000.00

Friends of the Zoo - Chattanooga Zoo                 Chattanooga                              $4,400.00

Hands on Science Center                                  Tullahoma                                 $5,000.00

Hattiloo Theatre                                                Memphis                                   $3,000.00

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid South                 Memphis               $1,500.00

Kingswood School and Home For Children          Bean Station                             $5,000.00

Knoxville Leadership Foundation                        Knoxville                                   $2,500.00

Knoxville Zoological Gardens, Inc                       Knoxville                                   $8,000.00

Memphis Bears Youth Sports Program               Memphis                                   $3,500.00

Metropolitan Inner Faith Association                   Memphis                                   $7,500.00

National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame - East Tennessee Chapter

Crossville                                  $3,000.00

Northside Neighborhood House                          Chattanooga                              $3,030.00

Oasis Center                                                    Nashville                                   $5,000.00

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee   Knoxville                                   $5,600.00

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee               Johnson City          $8,000.00

Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding         Lenoir City                                 $4,000.00

Telamon Corporation                                         Knoxville                                   $2,000.00

Tennessee Aquarium                                        Chattanooga                              $2,500.00

The Bethlehem Center / United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, Inc

Chattanooga                              $5,000.00

The Good Samaritan Center of Louson County    Lenoir City                                 $2,000.00

The Salvation Army of Chattanooga, TN              Chattanooga                              $1,500.00

Wesley House Community Center                     Knoxville                                   $2,500.00

West Tennessee Special Technology Access Resource Center   Jackson             $1,500.00

Youth Encouragement Service                           Nashville                                   $5,000.00

Aid To Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties              Oak Ridge              $5,000.00

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