Grant Application

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please complete our pre-screen survey to be considered for assistance:

Documents Requested (if applicable):

  • 2023 Income Tax Return
  • Most recent pay stub
  • 2024 Social Security Benefits Letter
  • Unemployment Benefits Letter
  • Medical Report/Notes
  • Bank Statement(s)
  • Additional information or documents may be requested by the Grant Committee

Contact Info

Baseball Assistance Team
1271 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
TEL: 212-931-7822
FAX: 212-949-5433
[email protected]

Any person is eligible for assistance from B.A.T. if he or she:

  1. Has at least one day of service as an MLB player
  2. Has at least two years of service with one of the following groups:
    • Major League manager, coach or athletic trainer
    • Minor League player, manager, coach or athletic trainer
    • Negro League player
    • Scout
    • MLB or MiLB umpire
    • All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player
    • MLB or MiLB front office employee
    • Part-time clubhouse employee with an MLB club
    • Former MLBPA employee
  3. Is a widow, widower or child, 23 years of age or younger, of any eligible person

Types of Assistance Provided:

Each grant application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Grants may be awarded for needs such as:

A. Addiction recovery treatment

B. Food & household necessities

C. Housing

D. Medical expenses

E. Funeral expenses

F. Health insurance & prescriptions

If approved, recipients will receive financial assistance determined by the Grant Committee.

B.A.T. has the right to deny any application or terminate any previously awarded grant where a grant application is found not to have been completed by the individual seeking assistance or to have included false information.

If you're a former player seeking resources to support your career transition, we encourage you to connect with Leonel Bejarán, Career Transition Specialist. Feel free to reach out to him at [email protected] for assistance.