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Play Ball Fund (PBF) Grant Program

Grants to Arizona Youth Sports Teams and Leagues
for Skills Training, Facility Improvements, and Equipment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/30/19 11:59 PM MST - Entry Period II

Description:

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Grants of $1,000 to Arizona youth sports teams, leagues, and organizations to support facility improvements, the purchase of player equipment, training for coaches and youth players, and fees and expenses. Funding is intended to expand the games of softball and baseball and give every child an opportunity to play.

Priority will be given to baseball and softball programs, but other sports will be considered.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181602

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$60,000

Number of Grants:

Up to 10 applications will be selected for a charitable grant in each of the following months: April, May, June, July, August and September.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may make requests for a $1,000 grant from the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any Arizona youth team, league, or organization can apply for funds. Applicant must be applying on behalf of an Arizona youth baseball/softball team, league, or organization that is a registered 501c3, school, municipality, or other nonprofit organization to which applicant is directly affiliated. Applicant must be a legal resident of Arizona at least 18 years old.

The Fund is not able to support travel expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

The Play Ball Fund application period will open on March 18, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. MST and will close at 11:59 p.m. MST on August 31, 2019. The PBF Grant Program Period shall be divided into the following six (6) entry periods, with applications selected for a charitable grant in each:

- Entry Period 1
Starts at 12:00 AM MT March 18, 2019
Ends at 11:59 PM MT March 31, 2019

- Entry Period 2
Starts at 12:00 AM MT April 1, 2019
Ends at 11:59 PM MT April 30, 2019

- Entry Period 3
Starts at 12:00 AM MT May 1, 2019
Ends at 11:59 PM MT May 31, 2019

- Entry Period 4
Starts at 12:00 AM MT June 1, 2019
Ends at 11:59 PM MT June 30, 2019

- Entry Period 5
Starts at 12:00 AM MT July 1, 2019
Ends at 11:59 PM MT July 31, 2019

- Entry Period 6
Starts at 12:00 AM MT August 1, 2019
Ends at 11:59 PM MT August 31, 2019

Only one grant per organization/team per year.

Official rules: https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/community/youth-sports/play-ball-fund/rules

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online, see the URL for Full Text below.

Arizona Diamondbacks
P.O. Box 2095
Phoenix, AZ 85001

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona