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Grant Program

The Rays Community Fund Grant program provides assistance to local nonprofits in the Tampa Bay region. The grants are awarded to enhance and support current programs offered by community-based nonprofit organizations with a focus on youth and educational programming. Since 2008, the Rays Baseball Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to over 296 non-profit organizations.

Community Fund Grant Inquiry Guidelines

Your submission begins with a Community Fund Grant Application submitted to the Rays Baseball Foundation outlining the specific nature of your request. Please fill out the online application located on this page.


To qualify for consideration, your organization must:
  • Operate in the Tampa Bay area
  • Be a 501(c)(3) with a Federal tax exempt letter
  • Applications must be submitted via the online form

Grant Cycle

The deadline to apply for a 2018 Rays Community Fund Grant has passed. You will be notified of grant decisions by April 14, 2018. If you have any questions please contact us at