Henry Louis Aaron Fund

Business

Our goal is to support the growth of Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurship through non-profit organizations that provide tools to empower both.

Pathways in Baseball

Our goal is to grow the game of baseball by creating a greater pipeline of success for varied talent, building the next generation of diverse sports leaders on and off the field. Additionally, this goal aims to provide equipment for baseball and softball players and creating safe spaces to play across Braves Country.

Education

Our goal is to continue inspiring young minority students to pursue their wildest aspirations. We will provide resources and scholarships for students, build meaningful relationships with HBCUs, and continue supporting local schools in the city of Atlanta.

Social Justice

Our goal is to support organizations that promote social and racial equality. Just as Mr. Aaron fought for equality, we will follow in his footsteps.

755 Legacy Club

Grant Recipients

The Atlanta Braves Foundation’s Henry Louis Aaron Fund announced its first two grants to further Aaron’s lifelong mission to create access and opportunities in sports, business, education, and social and racial equality.

“We are thrilled to announce our first of many impactful projects under the banner of the Henry Louis Aaron Fund,” said Danielle Bedasse, Sr. Director, Community Affairs & Executive Director of the Atlanta Braves Foundation. “Mr. Aaron moved in excellence, and it is a privilege to support organizations that are serving our communities, entrepreneurs and our youth with both innovative programs and extraordinary care.”

The fund provided a grant of $100,000 to support Focused Community Strategies’ Entrepreneurship Center, a projected 17-space affordable small business incubator to generate employment opportunities for South Atlanta residents and neighbors.

In addition, the Fund is also supporting the revitalization of the baseball field at Piney Woods School in Rankin County, MS, with a grant of approximately $30,000. Piney Wood has a rich history of baseball dating back to the 1920s, but Piney Woods School last fielded a baseball team in 2007. This grant will empower the school to provide access to a quality baseball program for the students in their underserved community.