Community Service Awards

Community Service Awards Annual program run at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World to honor local service organizations with cash awards. The program began at Disneyland in 1957, with $9,000 being distributed; for its 25th anniversary in 1982, the total amount was up to $175,000, and in 2004, the amount was $440,000. Since 1957, Disneyland has distributed over $8.6 million. The awards were renamed DisneyHand—Helping Kids Shine in 2006.