Major League Baseball Grants Help Schools, Recreational Efforts

Schools and youth sports associations should take note of the Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Player Assn. 2015 Baseball Tomorrow Fund.

Deadlines: April 1 and July 1.

Funding Focus: Recreation (support goes for youth baseball and softball); Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards, $39,000 average (Generally, at least 50% of the total cost of the project should be committed by other sources of funding; the higher the ratio of matching funds, the better).

Grants must: increase youth participation in sports; improve the quality of sports programs; create new or innovative ways of expanding and improving sports programs; generate matching funds; and provide sports programs for children ages 10-16. The grant review process can take three to six months.

Contact: btf@mlb.com; 212/931-777.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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