Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Racial Equity Grant Program

In response to the murders of George Floyd, of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and so many others who have perished unnecessarily, the Rays Baseball Foundation and Rowdies Soccer Fund created the Racial Equity Grant Fund to build power within communities that have been historically overlooked because of systemic racism.

Our goals are to:

  • Invest in communities most impacted by structural racism and oppression;
  • Support organizations making an impact in the areas of housing, workforce development, health equity, criminal justice reform, education and youth development.
  • Support anti-racist organizations and leadership.

The Rays Baseball Foundation and Rowdies Soccer Fund is committed to upholding equity and inclusion and will be committing $100,000 annually in the fight against systemic racism. Proposals for grants will be accepted from nonprofit organizations throughout the nine counties in the Tampa Bay region. The 2024 Racial Equity Grant application deadline has passed. Grants will be awarded by April 15th, 2024.

If you have any questions concerning the completion of your application please contact us at [email protected].

2024 Racial Equity Grant Recipients