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Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Awards

Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation

Eligible Organizations

To be eligible for a Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Award, an organization is required to:

- Be physically located in the state of Arizona;

- Have a classification as an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code with a valid IRS Tax ID. Organizations without a valid IRS Tax ID must have a fiscal sponsor submit the application; and

- Submit the following information via a Grant Application:

  • Agency Overview
  • 501(c)(3) Letter
  • Current Board of Directors Roster
  • Current Financial Statements Approved by the Board
  • Timeline of Services Implementation or Construction
  • Program/Project Description and Use of Funds
  • Target Population Information including client characteristics
  • Program/Project Budget
  • Outcome Measurements

Grand Slam Award Guidelines

- Typically distributed for large projects that are either construction/renovation, large purchases such as vehicles or programmatic in nature. These projects should increase the capacity or efficiency for the non-profit operation and should have a direct impact on the clients served.

- Awards fall within the range of $25,000 to $100,000.

- There will be one Grand Slam Award available for $250,000. Organizations may apply for $250,000 for a legacy project such as a building acquisition, space improvement or other capital expenditure in 2020. If an organization wishes to also apply for a lesser amount, a separate application must be submitted.

- Focus areas include homelessness, indigent healthcare and youth programs of all types. Other requests may be considered but should fall within the human services category.

- Organizations that have received a Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Award in the past are eligible to reapply; however, it is recommended the application be for a different program or project.

- The program or project must be completed and all funds expended within one year of the award date which will be April of 2020.

- The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Grand Slam Awards generally do not fund:

  • Annual appeals
  • Debt retirement, deficit financing, reduction of an operating deficit or replenishment of resources to pay for such purposes;
  • Endowments;
  • Fundraising activities or fundraising events;
  • Individuals;
  • Lobbying or legislative activities.
  • Seminars, camps, festivals or other special events with limited occurrences

2019 Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Award Recipients

  • Assistance League of Phoenix
  • Flagstaff Shelter Services
  • Foundation for Blind Children
  • GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix
  • Homeward Bound
  • Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank
  • Native American Connections
  • Neighborhood Ministries
  • Valley of the Sun YMCA