To play is to learn! Baseball diamonds and other sport facilities are classrooms for the children and youth of Canada. Kids should be proud of the places where they play while having the opportunity to learn life skills and participate in an important step in their socialization. Field Of Dreams is Jays Care's granting program for infrastructure dedicated to youth life-skill development and physical activity. The Field Of Dreams program provides funding to design, refurbish and build safe spaces for children and youth to play baseball, develop life skills and learn from positive role models. In the last five years, Jays Care has committed over $8 million to 66 infrastructure projects across Canada.
Through Field Of Dreams, children and youth increase:
- Access to high-quality sports facilities
- Physical activity levels
- Access to positive role-models and team sport
Through Field Of Dreams, communities increase:
- Access to baseball
- Access to accessible spaces
- Capacity for enrollment in youth programs
- Community engagement
The 2021 Field Of Dreams application cycle is now closed! We thank all applicants for their interest in the program and for sending us their completed form.
Please check back in Summer 2021 for more information on the 2022 Field Of Dreams application cycle!
While we understand that many organizations are in need of support, we require that grant applicants meet the following criteria for eligibility:
- Must be grassroots or charitable organizations
- Must be using the grant to build within Canada
- Must have the project complete within 12-18 months of receiving funding approval
- Must be dealing with infrastructure that directly supports children and youth facing barriers
- Must be able to provide audited financial statements from the past year, or most recent
- Must be able to provide detailed quotes for all aspects of the project (required for the second phase)
- Must be able to provide all applicable municipality and work permits, where required
If you have any questions about applying for a Field Of Dreams grant, please contact [email protected].