Mattel Children's Foundation

Mattel’s philanthropic programs, including the Mattel Children’s Foundation, all focus on benefiting children in need.  Our philanthropic programs, partners and activities are intended to make the most impact on the greatest number of children around the world, every day.  Our philanthropic focus continues to be supporting young children, ages 0 to 12 years, in need and bringing joy to children. 

Our philanthropic priorities guide our programs and partnerships.

  • LEARNING -Increasing access to education and in particular, innovative strategies to promote and address the issue of literacy globally.
  • HEALTH -Supporting the physical health and well-being of children, with particular emphasis on promoting healthy, active lifestyles.
  • GIRL EMPOWERMENT - Promoting self-esteem in young girls.
  • JOY -Bringing smiles to children’s faces around the world.

To achieve these priorities, the Mattel Children's Foundation has embarked on signature partnerships with leading charitable organizations, including Special Olympics, Save The Children, Children Affected By AIDS Foundation (CAAF) and the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). In addition the Foundation will continue to support the Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA and its many activities and volunteer opportunities throughout each year.

Mattel and the Mattel Children's Foundation are currently NOT accepting unsolicited grants funds for its domestic grantmaking program.

The Foundation expanded its grantmaking in 2005 beyond the U.S. borders with an International Grantmaking Program. Mattel offices around the world may recommend Foundation grants for charities serving their local communities and children in need.

The Mattel Children's Foundation continues its support of Mattel employee volunteer efforts and community involvement through matching gifts, scholarships and local community grants.

Toy Donations

Each year, Mattel donates over one million toys to thousands of non-profit organizations across the U.S. and globally, from New York to New Delhi, and everywhere in between. Sharing our success with children is not just a holiday effort at Mattel -- it is a year-round, global mission.