Providing Leadership and Growth Opportunities for Children at Risk

Programs and Events

The PeyBack Foundation accomplishes its mission of providing leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk through grant funding and hosting events throughout the year.  The Foundation continues to create and implement programs that will help children grow and become leaders.

PeyBack Scholarship

As part of the PeyBack Foundation’s ongoing mission to better the lives of today’s youth the Foundation has developed a PeyBack Foundation Scholarship.  Beginning in 2009, athletic directors from the schools participating in the PeyBack Classic have the opportunity to nominate students for the scholarship.  All students nominated are involved in athletics, their community, and thrive academically.

Grant Program

The PeyBack Foundation funds various programs in Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana and Tennessee.  The Foundation has distributed more than $7.5 million in grants since 2002, including over $1 Million in May 2014 to 153 youth-based organizations.  The deadline for grant applications is February each year.

True Heroes

The PeyBack Foundation instituted a new program in September of 2004 in conjunction with Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.  The “True Heroes” program provides events and parties with selected children at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent several times throughout the year.  Peyton wants to show each child that they are not in the fight alone.  Past events included special pizza parties, holiday celebrations at Barnes and Noble, tickets to sporting events, trips to the Zoo, and special visits from Manning.

Ticket Incentive Program

The PeyBack Foundation allows disadvantaged children the opportunity to attend Denver Broncos home games throughout the season as part of the Foundation’s Ticket Incentive Program. The PeyBack Foundation has purchased a ticket block to each home game to allow as many kids as possible to see the Broncos play at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.  The 2013 season tickets have been distributed.

Holiday Celebration

Peyton knows how important the holidays are to children and their families.  During the months of November and December, the PeyBack Foundation hosts several holiday events for children and their families.

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