Royalty Fields Program

Matching Grant Size/Purpose

Matching grants are available for major renovations of baseball and/or softball fields used primarily for youth.

Major renovations will include the upgrading of essential baseball field components including:

  • New sod
  • Infield
  • Fencing
  • Dugouts

Items that do not qualify are:

  • Lights
  • Bleachers/grandstands
  • Restrooms
  • Scoreboards
  • Routine maintenance
  • Equipment


The program is open to any independent Midwest, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization or local government unit that operates a youth baseball and/or softball program in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma or Arkansas. The average matching grant awarded is $5,000 to $10,000. Organizations must prove that they have secured funding (monetary and/or in-kind support) in order to receive matching funds. Organizations that have not secured funding may apply for a matching funds grant but should expect to receive a Royalty Fields grant award only in the amount that has been raised by the applicant organization (if the application is approved by The Kansas City Royals Foundation.)

Application Process/Schedule

Royalty Fields applications must be submitted using this application form by the deadline posted to be considered for funding. As part of this application, you will be asked to upload the following required documentation:

  • Pictures of the field and/or area being renovated
  • A list of your program’s board members/government agency’s council members
  • A copy of your 501(c)3 IRS designation letter (if applicable)

Once the application is received and reviewed, The Kansas City Royals Foundation may call to schedule a site visit. In addition, The Kansas City Royals Foundation may schedule a follow-up site visit once funding has been awarded and a project is completed. Please note that if an application is not received by the deadline, it will only be reviewed if funding is available after timely requests have been considered, and the organization might be asked to resubmit during the next grant cycle.

Additional Requirements

Grant recipients will prominently display provided signage recognizing program supporters and seek local media coverage for grant dedication ceremony.

Please direct questions to: [email protected]

The Kansas City Royals Foundation
One Royal Way
Kansas City, Missouri