Since 2017, Mariners Care Equipment Donation Grants have supported student-athletes across the Pacific Northwest in their baseball and softball journeys. We strive to increase equity, improve participation, and grow competitive play regardless of a student’s socioeconomic status. So far, we’ve provided a total of $350,000 to 50 high school baseball and softball programs to help with baseball and softball equipment needs in under-resourced communities.
In addition to the grants, we are also working to better understand the challenges that prevent young people from continuing in these beloved pastimes. We believe all young athletes should have the opportunity to play baseball and softball. The Mariners Care Equipment Donation Grant is one of many efforts to promote a positive playing experience.
Details & Applications
Each year, a committee of Seattle Mariners staff selects a total of ten (10) high school baseball and softball teams to receive one five-thousand-dollar ($5,000) grant for the upcoming season.
Any high school in the state of Washington or Oregon is eligible to apply for the Mariners Care Equipment Donation Grant. Preference will be given to schools that demonstrate financial need, including Title 1 school designation, and schools that are making efforts to ensure their baseball or softball programs are reflective of the racial and ethnic makeup of the broader school population. Grant funds can be used for items that will be used by the players and team, including player equipment, safety equipment, and updates to the field of play. Items intended for spectators or beautification of the ball field will not be considered.
Programs that have received a previous Mariners Care Equipment Donation grant are not eligible for another grant in consecutive years. Other programs within the same school will be considered.
2023 Grant Recipients
Past Recipient Testimonials
Cleveland High School Softball: Seattle, WA
Henry Foss High School Softball: Tacoma, WA
Sedro Wooley High School Baseball and Softball: Sedro Wooley, WA