MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation


Up to $5,000




The MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation (YDF), a joint initiative by Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), is looking to increase participation and expand access to youth baseball and softball across the U.S. and internationally.
The Foundation provides support in the following areas:
Capital projects, including field lighting, renovations, and construction.
Baseball and softball programs, including players’ and infrastructure equipment, uniforms, training of coaches, umpire fees, player registration fees, facility rental fees, and field maintenance.
Education initiatives, including programs, exhibits, and other learning opportunities that use baseball and softball as its primary focus to promote interest and engagement in the game.
Grants to schools up to $5,000 for players’ and infrastructure equipment.
Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Visit the YDF website to download the forms necessary for submitting a letter of inquiry.


Funding must be used for programs/projects that align with expanding access to youth baseball and/or softball across the U.S. and internationally.

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