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MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation
(Youth Development; Parks & Rec)

Youth Development Foundation

Funding Amount

The Foundation does not set a funding range for grant requests. The Foundation recommends projects have secured funding from other sources prior to applying

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Rolling Applications


CAPITAL PROJECTS: Field lighting, renovations, and construction
BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL PROGRAMS: Players and infrastructure equipment, uniforms, coaches training, background check fees, umpire fees, player registration fees, facility rental fees and field maintenance
EDUCATION INITIATIVES: Programs, exhibits and other learning opportunities that use baseball and softball as its primary focus to promote interest and engagement in the game
SCHOOLS: Up to $5,000 for players and infrastructure equipment

Who Can Apply

Community-based projects that encourage and empower youth through baseball and softball – on and off the field – in underserved communities

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for funding consist of three parts:

1. Information Form
Complete this form with all information relating to your organization and project.
Download Form:

2. Introductory Letter
Compile no more than a three (3) page introductory letter describing your organization and project. This is NOT an application; it is an initial proposal for consideration. Please review the full instructions for all information that is required in this letter.
Download Full Instructions:

3. Budget Proposal
You must use our template form. Complete both tabs of the template as it relates to your organization and project
Download Template:

Submitting your LOI:
Please email your completed LOI to Your submission must include:
- Completed Information Form
- Introductory Letter
- Completed Budget Proposal



Additional Information

For additional information, email or call (212) 931-7886

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