REDS COMMUNITY FUND YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL FUNDING

REDS YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL FUNDING

The Reds Youth Baseball__ and Softball Funding program enters its 19th year in 2023. This initiative is a funding mechanism to support underserved youth baseball and softball organizations. The program is inspired by local inner-city coaches who help keep baseball and softball vibrant in our communities, while striving to be positive role models. The Reds Community Fund began this initiative in 2005 by funding five Knothole baseball organizations. In 2022 the Reds Community Fund supported more than 40 organizations while financially assisting more than 700 teams.

In 2023, the Reds Community Fund will partner with Kid Glove and the Rosie Reds to launch a new baseball and softball funding program. Grant dollars now can be used by approved organizations to assist with equipment, uniforms, and/or field support. In order to qualify for funding, organizations must submit a grant application and receive a formal invitation to participate. All organizations must apply and be approved to receive funding.

In order to be eligible, your organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Operate in "Reds Country" (Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana)
  • Serve the community by affording youth the opportunity to play baseball or softball
  • Must be able to show proof of financial need
  • All participating organizations are subject to an end of season financial audit

If you have questions, please contact Kenny Pope at [email protected]