Grants for Baseball

Sports are a good bridge to bring together youth and to keep them away from danger. In order to do this, there are organizations that put effort to help the youth to stay in the right path by introducing them to sports. Sports such as baseball or in general team sports are a good way to promote camaraderie, sportsmanship and fun to less privileged youth. There are grants for baseball that are focused on helping the cause of the youth. These grants and projects are very beneficial especially for the less privilege areas and its youth. Most of the time, grants come from professional and amateur baseball league players as well as the teams.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund

This project is sponsored by the Major League Baseball or popularly known as the MLB together with the MLB Players Association. The BTF is committed to support communities through playing baseball. This program is awarding grants quarterly and they target the less privilege communities all over the United States. The cash assistance awarded to the deserving recipients can be used for the upgrading as well as purchasing of the baseball equipments such as the bats, baseball, uniforms and even the baseball field. MLB aims to uphold baseball and the softball to the youth in order to empower them. The application process for this program is available online at the MLB.com or you visit directly this link: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/community/btf_grant_process.jsp).

Baseball teams (Professionals)

Aside from the league itself, professional teams in baseball are also giving support to the sports activities in their area, particularly baseball. Through their work, teams in the Little League teams are able to receive cash assistance that they can use for their baseball parks.

Detroit Tigers Foundation – the organization and the players of the Detroit Tigers are giving grants to the baseball programs all over the Detroit and Michigan area. The cash grants they award differ per program, for example, they award $10,000 to the Clinton Valley Little League in the Clinton Township, Michigan. This money was used for the renovation of a baseball facility. Every year, the application deadline differs. For more details, visit Detroit Tigers’ website at www.detroit.tigers.mlb.com or call the foundation at 313-962-4000. Their address:

2100 Woodward Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48201

Portland Beavers Community Fund – is the charitable arm of the Portland Beavers (minor league baseball team) that gives grants to the sports teams based in Portland, Oregon. Up to $10,000 cash grants are awarded to sports teams as well as the league that can be used for field renovations. More information is available by dialing 503-553-5400 or through their website at www.minorleaguebaseball.com. Their address:

PGE Park, 1844 SW Morrison,
Portland, OR 97205

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