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Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program Application

In 2022, the Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program will provide grants of products and services, with a value up to $50,000, to four youth-serving organizations that are in need of renovations to existing ballfields. A blue ribbon panel of judges will determine the final grantees. In addition to the grant, Scotts will host special celebrations for the winning communities. Applications will be accepted from February 14, 2022 - March 13, 2022, with project work to take place in May - July 2022.

Program Background

The Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program is a major diamond and green space renovation initiative that has provided 31 youth-focused baseball and softball fields across the country with significant upgrades. Scotts, the Official Lawn Care Company of Major League Baseball, enters its seventh season as an official partner of the "PLAY BALL" initiative. Together, MLB and Scotts are encouraging youth and communities to get outside and enjoy activities, like baseball and softball.

Grant Award Packages

Each refurbishment will include one (1) infield makeover that incorporates a new infield with sod and infield dirt. Other enhancements may include:

  • New pitcher's mound
  • New home plate and batter's boxes
  • New bases and anchors

CRITERIA AND REQUIREMENTS

Grant applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The ability of the grant to increase youth participation and improve the quality of youth baseball and softball programming
  • The ability of the grant to enhance the lives of underserved children
  • The ability of the grant to improve the local community
  • The organization’s ability to leverage the grant to generate more support for the field and programming

Application Requirements:

  • Online application submission
  • The following documents must be submitted as part of the application packet no later than March 13, 2022 (11:59 p.m. ET):
    • Written confirmation of nonprofit or tax-exempt status from the appropriate governmental agency (e.g., IRS determination letter). Note that 501(c)(3) organizations and also tax-exempt organizations (i.e. municipalities, school districts) are eligible to apply.
    • List and description of key partnerships
    • A copy of your organization's previous fiscal year's organizational budget
    • Photo(s) of field's current condition (optional)

Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration. Applicants will be notified by e-mail as to the status of their proposal.

2022 Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program Calendar:

February 14 - March 13, 2022: Applications Accepted
March 14 - May 6, 2022: Grant Decisions
Week of May 9, 2022: Grant Awards Announcement
May - July, 2022: Project Implementation


The Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program Grant Application period has ended.

Thank you for your interest.

Through the Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program, both Scotts® and Major League Baseball are committed to improving fields of play and encouraging youth and communities to get outside and enjoy activities, like baseball and softball.

All applicants will be notified by e-mail as to the status of their proposal. Questions about the Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program and application process can be directed to [email protected].

Learn more about Scotts commitment to the Gro More Good initiative here.