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Grant Application

All grant applications must be submitted using the

The B.A.T. Grant Committee meets the first and third Tuesday of each month to review each grant applicants request.

Grant cases are ONLY reviewed twice a month unless an emergency is deemed by the B.A.T. office.

Documents Requested (if applicable):

  • 2017 Income Tax Return
  • Most recent pay stub
  • 2018 Social Security Benefits Letter
  • Unemployment Benefits Letter
  • Medical Report/Notes

Contact Info

Baseball Assistance Team
245 Park Avenue - 31st Floor
New York, NY 10167
TEL: 212-931-7822
FAX: 212-949-5433
BAT@mlb.com

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 or coach
    • Minor League player, manager or coach
    • Negro League player
    • Scout
    • MLB or MiLB umpire
    • Women's League of Professional Baseball
    • 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

G. Financial education

H. Career transition & vocational training certifications