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.
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.
Peyton and his PeyBack Foundation are extremely proud to have distributed funds through our grant program for fifteen years – we have provided $7.4 million to hundreds of deserving youth based organizations in Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana and Tennessee touching thousands of children. But now with Peyton stepping into his next phase, after much thought and discernment, the PeyBack Foundation will also be taking a different direction. We have decided that the Foundation will no longer accept unsolicited grants. The Foundation has enjoyed working and supporting all of the efforts of these organizations and we wish them all well.
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.
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.
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.