To play is to learn! Now, more than ever, it is vital for kids to have spaces where they can safely play, connect, and 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 past 10 years, Jays Care has invested more than $15 million in 145 safe spaces across 10 provinces and two territories.

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
2022 Frield of Dreams Recipients

Thank you for your interest in a Field Of Dreams grant! Details on the 2023 application cycle will be released soon. If you have any questions about the program please contact [email protected].

While we understand that many organizations are in need of support, we require that grant applicants meet the following criteria for eligibility:

  • Must be a charitable organization, nonprofit baseball association, municipality or First Nation
  • 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