The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles. The Foundation works with 25 partner organizations throughout the tri-state area, including hospitals, wish organizations and community-based organizations, to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care.
Since its inception in 2006, the Foundation has used the magic of MSG — the Rangers, Knicks, Liberty and MSG Entertainment — to brighten the lives of more than 275,000 children and their families. The Foundation takes pride in its commitment to truly change lives, hosting more than 500 events and programs each year.
Annual events include special celebrations and event attendance at The Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; visits by MSG celebrities; The Garden of Dreams Talent Show, where children perform on the Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall; The Garden of Dreams Prom, which brings together teens who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend their own prom; toy and coat drives; and the "Make A Dream Come True Program," where children enjoy unforgettable experiences with celebrities and at events.
In addition, through its Giving program, the Foundation helps its partner organizations meet the critical needs of the children they serve through direct support of scholarships and tangible, targeted community projects. This includes Inspire Scholarships – twelve $10,000 renewable college scholarships awarded by Garden of Dreams each year to high school seniors from the Foundation's partner organizations.
The Foundation has also served its partners by refurbishing pediatric wards at area hospitals, activity rooms at community facilities and foster care visiting areas at family services centers, and by rejuvenating neighborhood playgrounds and basketball courts — with plans for many more vital civic enhancements in the years to come.
For more information on the Garden of Dreams Foundation, the programs we run, and the children we serve, visit www.gardenofdreamsfoundation.org.