MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Fund Grant

Posted: September 27, 2021

Deadline: September 17, 2022

Grantor: Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association

Additional Information

The MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation will accept applications throughout the year for bold, innovative, and creative ideas to increase opportunities to play baseball and/or softball for youth (age 20 and under), in particular youth who are minorities, girls, and/or located in underserved communities.

The foundation will accept applications throughout the year for bold, innovative, and creative ideas to increase opportunities to play baseball and/or softball for youth (age 20 and under), in particular youth who are minorities, girls, and/or located in underserved communities. 

The foundation considers requests for a variety of purposes including: 

Capital Projects: Such as building and renovating fields and practice facilities and installing lighting.

Baseball/Softball Programs: Such as in-school/after-school baseball/softball programming, equipment and uniforms, umpire fees, player registration fees and practice facility rental fees.

Education Initiatives: Such as programs, exhibits, and other learning opportunities that use baseball and softball as its primary focus to promote interest and engagement in the game.

What we do not support?

  • The Foundation does not support annual operating expenses including, but not limited to, fundraising costs, salaries, insurance costs, administrative expenses, membership dues, advertising and promotional expenses, bank charges, audit expenses, and other third- party overhead costs.

  • Fields used for sports and activities other than youth baseball and softball.

  • Travel teams, except for those serving low-income players.

  • Restroom and concession stand construction.

  • Individual player scholarships or sponsorships.

  • Funding requests for uniforms for school leagues.

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