In October 2019, the Penguins Foundation unveiled a new Care Mobile in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The 40-foot vehicle features a Penguins-themed distraction therapy treatment room and provides over a dozen different services and tests -- including wellness visits, immunizations, physicals, sick visits and more -- to children in underserved communities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Hockey Talks is a program that was inspired by Rick Rypien, former Vancouver Canucks forward, who tragically lost his battle with mental health issues in 2011. Today, 17 NHL clubs participate, sharing resources, stories and breaking the stigma about mental health issues. The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation proudly became a part of Hockey Talks through our Break the Ice initiative in 2020.
In celebration of our 10th anniversary season, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation partnered with the Pittsburgh Penguins players to present a new initiative, known as ‘The Pens Give.’
A new community project by the Penguins Foundation, Operation Restore will focus on the restoration and upkeep of Pittsburgh City and County green parks. Plans also include playground builds, paint revitalization, tree plantings, and more throughout the region. Further, the program is designed to engage employees of the Penguins and corporate partners, as well as the great people of the city, in volunteerism.
The Penguins Foundation Auction provides fans with unique Pittsburgh Penguins memorabilia only found on our auction, while generating funds for our Foundation.
Our annual scholarship program was created to assist Western Pennsylvania high school seniors in their pursuit of academic achievement.
Grants, funded from the 50/50 Raffle, are awarded to qualifying organizations in two phases, the first in early February and the second 30 days after the completion of the Pittsburgh Penguins season. Grants are considered on a rolling basis and the application closes each spring at the conclusion of the Penguins regular season.
During the 2020.21 season, the Penguins Foundation Grant program is on hold. We look forward to welcoming back supporters like you soon!
Our holiday programs help the Pittsburgh Penguins spread joy and cheer each November and December.
The wives and girlfriends of the Pittsburgh Penguins, known as the Lady Pens, support the Penguins Foundation in countless ways each season. On gamedays and within the community, you will always find these ladies lending their helping hands to the Pens Foundation and local nonprofit organizations.
The Penguins Foundation proudly supports our active duty military members and Veterans and honors their service to our country through various initiatives in an effort to thank them for their sacrifices for our freedom.
The 50/50 Raffle is conducted at every Pittsburgh Penguins home game with proceeds funding grants for eligible local 501(c)(3) charities who share our Foundation’s mission. In the 2020.21 Season, the 50/50 Raffle will be on pause until fans are permitted to join us at home games.