The Giants Community Fund uses baseball and softball to promote health, education, and character development to propel youth in underserved regions to be positive forces in their communities. The Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and sustained by contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations through a number of special partnerships and fundraisers. Since its inception in 1991, the Fund has donated over $34.5 million to community efforts.
Awards and Recognitions
The Giants Community Fund was awarded 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award for an innovative and influential approach to using sports to improve the Culture of Health in our communities. The Fund's Junior Giants Program was recognized for using baseball as a forum to encourage the discovery of essential life skills in the areas of education, health and violence prevention for the 25,000 underserved children who participate throughout the summer.
In 2016, the San Francisco Giants were named the Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year by ESPN for the organization's community outreach efforts, including the Giants Community Fund's Junior Giants program.
The Fund is also honored that the Junior Giants program was chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence. The award was created in 2010 to recognize the charitable and philanthropic efforts of MLB Clubs.