Frequently Asked Questions

Does Garden of Dreams have its own staff?

Staff from The Madison Square Garden Company and its divisions supports Garden of Dreams. It does have a small group of dedicated employees that spend most of their time working on Foundation related activities.

How can I get more information on the programs being run by Garden of Dreams?

Our website is updated regularly with information regarding the Foundation’s programs.  Also, you can follow us on twitter @GardenofDreams or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GardenofDreams.

Is there a contact person I can speak to regarding Garden of Dreams? 
Please call the Garden of Dreams hotline at 212-465-4170. A Garden of Dreams representative would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have.

Can I make a straight donation to Garden of Dreams?
Donations to Garden of Dreams are always graciously accepted.

Please visit the ‘Donate ’ section of our website to make a donation and to receive more information on how to help.

I know a deserving child who is facing obstacles that I want Garden of Dreams to help. How can I get him/her involved?

Garden of Dreams Foundation works very closely with 22 different partner organizations including children’s hospitals, wish organizations, foster care agencies, homeless shelters and community based organizations. Please visit the ‘Partners’ section of our website for a full list of Garden of Dreams partner organizations.

Can I recommend a charity to be supported through Garden of Dreams?

While we have made a multi-year commitment to our current partner organizations, we do welcome the opportunity to expand the child related organizations that can benefit from Garden of Dreams.  If you would like to recommend an organization to the Garden of Dreams Board of Directors, please send your charity’s information to the Garden of Dreams Foundation: 2 Penn Plaza, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10121.

The Madison Square Garden Arena underwent an historic Transformation, what will happen to my tile in the front of the Garden?

As part of the changes to The Garden’s new entrance, the “Solid Ground” paving stones honoring the Garden of Dreams Foundation (formerly the Cheering for Children Foundation) are being relocated. The new Solid Ground area will be prominently positioned in a completely beautified area outside of the Arena, with construction expected to be completed in the Fall of 2014.

Does Garden of Dreams publish an annual report?

A copy of the Foundation’s annual report can be obtained, upon request, from the Garden of Dreams Foundation, 2 Penn Plaza, 14th Floor, NY, NY 10121 or from the office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, NY, NY 10271.