BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP BEAR HUGS FOUNDATION

Financial Information

Total Assets: $540,492

Total Giving: $561,544

Area of Service:

California
Colorado
Kentucky
Minnesota
Missouri
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin

Areas of Interest:

Not Available

Programs

Not available.

Grants

The following grants were reported in 2007:
$10,000 to Canine Partners For Life, Cochranville, PA, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Sit Stay Read, Chicago, IL. For Support program which children read to certified therapy dogs to build confidence, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Child Center Marygrove, Florissant, MO. For Provide quality mental health services for children, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Hearing And Services Dogs Of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Family Enrichment Center, Bowling Green, KY. For Provide support for parents as teachers program, payable over 1 year.
$7,500 to Annie’s Hope The Bereavement Center For Kids, St. Louis, MO. For Fund a week of camp for 20 campers, payable over 1 year.
$7,500 to Humane Society For Companion Animals, Woodbury, MN, payable over 1 year.
$7,000 to Comprehensive Therapy Center, Grand Rapids, MI, payable over 1 year.
$6,850 to National Foundation For Ectodermal Dyaplasia, Mascoutah, IL, payable over 1 year.
$6,315 to Pediatric Interim Care Center, Kent, WA, payable over 1 year.

Limitations

Giving on a national basis primarily in areas of company operations in CA, CO, KY, MN, MO, NJ, PA, and WI, and in Canada; giving also to regional and national organizations for the Bearemy’s Kennel Pals Program.
No support for private foundations, or for religious organizations not of direct benefit to the entire community, or political organizations.
No grants for annual campaigns, capital campaigns, fundraising or events, or political activities; generally, no grants to individuals.

Summary

The foundation supports organizations involved with education, animals, children’s health and wellness, childhood disease medical research, child safety, and children.

Additional

Type of Grantmaker: Company-sponsored foundation
Established in 2006 in MO.

Quick Facts Sheet
URL:

http://www.buildabear.com/aboutUs/community/BearHugs.aspx

Located in:

St. Louis,

California
Colorado
Kentucky
Minnesota
Missouri
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin

United States

Contact Information / Process

Phone: (314) 423-8000

Email: [email protected]

Address:
1954 Innerbelt Business Center Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63114-5760

Procedure:
Additional information may be requested at a later date for the Champ’s Children’s Health and Wellness Grant Program and regional or national organizations receiving Bearemy’s Kennel Pals Program grants. A personal interview may be requested for the Champ’s Children’s Health and Wellness Grant Program. Generally, support is limited to 1 contribution per organization during any given two-year period for the Bearemy’s Kennel Pals Program. Organizations receiving Bearemy’s Kennel Pals Program grants may be asked to provide a final report. Application form required. Applicants should submit the following:
1. Copy of IRS Determination Letter
2. Copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990
3. Listing of board of directors, trustees, officers and other key people and their affiliations
4. Copy of current year’s organizational budget and/or project budget
Initial approach: Complete online application form for Champ’s Children’s Health and Wellness Grant Program; download application form and mail to application address for Bearemy’s Kennel Pals Program
Copies of proposal: 1
Deadline(s): None
Final notification: 1 month for Champ’s Children’s Health and Wellness Grant Program; 1 month following review for Bearemy’s Kennel Pals Program
Additional information: Requests for Bearemy’s Kennel Pals Program grants should include a Form W-9; a current and prior year organization operating budget; and letters of reference from clients, the community, and colleagues.

Donors & Leadership

Donors:
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

Officers and Directors:
Dorrie Krueger, President
Jill Saunders, Vice President
Phil Deiter, Secretary
Jeff Fullmer, Treasurer
Maxine Clark
Neil Davis
Teresa Kroll
Jeff Marx
Jack McCormick

EIN:

204961009