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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

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