The Minnesota Twins Community Fund Youth Coaching Grant Program will distribute grants of $100 - $2,000 to assist youth baseball and softball organizations in recruiting coaches for the youth teams in their leagues. The grants will help organizations augment their programs by providing a stipend to high school and college students to serve as coaches for youth teams. The program is intended to get high school and college students interested in coaching youth baseball and softball while supplying them with a summer job.
The Youth Coaching Grant Program will be administered by the Minnesota Twins Community Fund staff who review all requests, pay grants, work closely with grantee organizations to ensure that guidelines are followed and maintain all program records.
The program is open to any Upper Midwest nonprofit organization or local government unit wishing to augment their program by hiring additional coaches for youth teams. The grants are intended to go toward recruiting new coaches and not to supplement an organization's budget by granting money to coaches who are already paid by the organization.
Youth coaches will be required to complete a Twins Community Fund-approved coaching training. More information on those programs will be shared with grant recipients. Organizations receiving grants must complete a final report discussing the use and impact of the grant. This report should also document work hours and payment to coaches and should include cancelled checks or pay stubs along with timesheets signed by both the coach and the organizations administrator.
Grant Applications have closed for 2022. Please check back in January 2023.
To apply or to ask any questions about the Youth Coaching Grant program, please contact Wesley Jones at [email protected].