Favre’s foundation gives grants to 4 MN charities

Brett and Deanna Favre’s foundation has given $600,000 in grants

to four Minnesota charities.

Deanna Favre says the Favre 4 Hope Foundation decided to add

Minnesota-based charities to a list of beneficiaries in their home

state of Mississippi and Wisconsin.

The Favres gave $200,000 each to the University of Minnesota

Amplatz Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. The

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota and Hope Chest for Breast

Cancer Foundation each received $100,000 grants.

Deanna and Brett paid surprise visits to the hospital and Ronald

McDonald House to present the grants on Friday.

All told, the Favres have given $1.2 million to their charitable

partners in all three states this year.