The MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation (the "Foundation") is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. It was created to increase participation in and expand access to youth baseball and softball. The Foundation makes grants to organizations in the United States and internationally.
The Braves would love to be able to provide for all the needs in our community but realize that is not possible without the help of others. As we band together to grow the game, we rely on each other to support the health, wellness and growth of our younger generation. We can provide more opportunities for more youth if we work together to accomplish the same goal.
Below is a list of other organizations that are doing good work in the community and helping to grow the game. We hope you can find the support you need to grow the game in your area.
Through the Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program, both Scotts® and Major League Baseball are committed to improving fields of play and encouraging youth and communities to get outside and enjoy activities, like baseball and softball.
In 2005, Pitch In For Baseball and Softball (PIFBS) was created with the purpose of collecting new and gently used equipment to redistribute to children from around the globe.
Over the past 12-plus years, PIFB has expanded programming and partners helping more than 700,000 boys and girls get on the field in every state in the U.S. and over 90 countries internationally.
Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need.
Through the generous support from a variety of funders, equipment manufacturers and distributors, Good Sports is able to provide a diverse range of sporting equipment, footwear and apparel to many different community organizations on a year-round basis
The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation believes that Sports Matter. We feel that sports play a vital role in teaching our children fundamental values like a strong work ethic, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. We proudly support leagues, teams, athletes and outdoor enthusiasts throughout all 50 states.