HOW TO APPLY
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply. To date, an average of 150 requests are received annually; approximately 20 percent are awarded grants. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis.
- Grants are intended to provide funding for incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities.
- The funds may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs.
- Grants are designed to be flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities.
Grant Review Process
Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis after a thorough and selective review process. Please review the following timeline before submitting a request:
*Subject to change. Grants will not be approved prior to this month and may be delayed under special circumstances.
**This is the estimated time frame in which grant payments are disbursed. Grant funds will not be available to the recipient prior to this month. The grant payment process takes at least four weeks after the request is approved.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Grant funds are not awarded for past orders, work or expenditures. Please review the following examples:
Example 1: Your organization submits a request for the January-March review cycle. The request to BTF is for funding to purchase uniforms and equipment. You plan to place an order for uniforms and equipment in February. Your request will not be considered by BTF.
Example 2: Your organization plans to begin a field renovation project in September. Your organization submits a request for the July-September review cycle. Your request to BTF includes funding for site work scheduled from September-October as well as other work that follows. Your request to fund the site work will not be considered by BTF.
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative of Major League Baseball & the Major League Baseball Players Association