The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation was established in 1997 before the D-backs ever played a Major League game. The mission of the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation is to support three main areas of need: homelessness, indigent healthcare and children's programs of all types, including education and youth baseball field development. In addition, the Foundation has created strategic programs that address the needs of our community including veterans, police, teachers, and firefighters - just to name a few.
Since 2000, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has built or refurbished 41 youth baseball and softball fields across Arizona as part of the "Diamonds Back" Field Building Program representing a charitable investment of more than $10 million. In partnership with APS and a charitable gift from individual players, the program has allowed children from across the state to play baseball and softball at quality facilities. The fields generally feature new lights, an electronic scoreboard, new fencing and backstops, new irrigation and new grass and dirt.
Each year, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation awards deserving non-profit organizations with Program Grants and Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Awards. Program Grants are given statewide to non-profit organizations in the amounts of $1,000 to $5,000. The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation began awarding Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Award grants in 2002 to make a larger impact on community organizations. All 501(c)3 non-profit organizations in Arizona are welcome to apply for funding.
Funds raised by the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation are done so through a variety of fundraising events such as Evening on the Diamond, D-backs Celebrity Golf Classic, D-backs Race Against Cancer, Mystery Ball, D-backs Authentics and the Foundation Yard Sale at FanFest.
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation marquee fundraising event, Evening on the Diamond has quickly become one of the top fundraising events in the Valley. Taking place on the baseball diamond, the event features a red carpet reception, silent and live auctions, dinner, an awards presentation, live musical entertainment and more. The event raises funds for Arizona charities and non-profit organizations.
Each Veteran's Day weekend, the Arizona Diamondbacks host the annual D-backs Celebrity Golf Classic - A Salute to Veterans presented by Sanderson Ford. Since the tournament's inaugural event in 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has donated more than $850,000 to non-profit organizations and programs that embrace and improve the lives of our Military heroes.
Each spring, the Arizona Diamondbacks host the D-backs Race Against Cancer presented by the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital. The 5k race and 1 mile Family Fun Walk begins and ends at Chase Field. All event proceeds support Arizona non-profits that provide screening, treatment and support for those dealing with cancer.
Support the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and receive an autographed baseball from one of your favorite Arizona Diamondbacks players. Mystery Ball events are hosted during select games at Chase Field throughout the season and all funds raised at the events are used to support youth sports and education initiatives.
D-backs Authentics offers a wide variety of game-used jerseys, caps, bats, baseballs, helmets and more for purchase with all proceeds benefitting the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.
The annual Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Yard Sale takes place each year at D-backs Fan Fest. The Foundation Yard Sale provides fans the opportunity to shop at discounted prices for autographed and game used memorabilia items from current and former D-backs players, promotional items, event t-shirts, ballpark signage and many other great D-backs items.
Funds raised by the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation are done so through various fundraising programs such as 50/50 raffle, D-backs Authentics , License Plate program, Scoreboard Messages and Goldy's Fund 4 Kids.
The D-backs Give Back 50/50 Raffle, supported by Arizona Lottery, is available at every D-backs home game. Tickets are available from roving sellers in the stands and at raffle kiosks located throughout the Chase Field concourse levels. The charitable half of the jackpot benefits the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation to support youth baseball field development and sports outreach across the state of Arizona.
For just $25 per year, you can display your enthusiasm everywhere you go! $17 from each plate benefits the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. To date over $1 million from D-backs license plates has been donated to education initiatives across Arizona
Celebrate a memorable occasion by displaying a special message on the Chase Field dbTV. For a $100 donation to the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, display a personal welcome, birthday wish, or anniversary message on the Chase Field dbTV during any of the D-backs regular season home games.
Step up to the plate and support Gonzo's Hometown Heroes Fund! Luis Gonzalez and the Arizona Diamondbacks are proud to support first responders who risk their lives daily to ensure our safety. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Gonzo's Hometown Heroes Fund will benefit projects, programs and non-profit organizations that support Police Officers, Firefighters, and First Responders across Arizona.
Nick and Amanda Ahmed established the Ahmed Family Double Play Fund in July of 2017. They are passionate about ending hunger for vulnerable children and delivering hope through projects and programs that empower and inspire children in need.
Always on David Peralta's mind is his home country of Venezuela where family, friends and neighbors are struggling due to a lack of medical supplies and resources in a country devastated by recent unrest. Fans can join the effort by supporting David with charitable contributions that will provide medical supplies and aid to Venezuela.