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Baseball Tomorrow Fund Grants

Sponsored by Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Players Association.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative of Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The goal of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund is to increase youth participation in baseball and softball by awarding grants to schools and school districts, municipalities, and qualified nonprofit groups that are involved in youth baseball or softball. Grants may be used to develop, expand, or improve youth baseball or softball programs, including needs such as renovating or constructing baseball fields and obtaining uniforms, equipment, and training for coaches.

Key criteria for eligibility include the following: project targets ages 10 to 16, increases the number of youth playing baseball or softball, including girls and minorities, supports successful existing programs or offers innovative ways to expand and improve baseball or softball programs, and can raise matching funds. In evaluating potential grantees, among other requirements, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund considers an applicant’s capacity to sustain a youth baseball or software program and to fully commit to increasing youth participation in baseball or softball using an inclusive approach. Note that most successful applications provide evidence of confirmed matching funds of 50 percent or more of the total project costs.

The application process begins with an eligibility quiz, which will determine if an applicant is eligible for funding. Applicants must pass the eligibility quiz to apply. Applications must be submitted online.

Eligibility: Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), Charter

Award: Awards vary.

Deadline: Applications are due January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1, annually.

Contact: btf@mlb.com

More Information: http://web.mlbcommunity.org/programs/baseball_tomorrow_fund.jsp?content=about