Baseball Tomorrow Fund

ADDITIONAL EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR APPLICANTS OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. AND CANADA

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awards grants primarily in the U.S. and Canada to established youth baseball and softball programs and facilities. However, BTF always encourages the growth of the game in new and emerging markets and to communities in which baseball and softball is not offered.

To do so in the most effective, responsible and sustainable way, the BTF selection and evaluation process for grant requests from applicants outside of the U.S. and Canada has been adapted to better serve those applicants.

Please read carefully the following guidelines by region:

Europe, Middle East and Africa

1. Non-profit organizations located in Europe, the Middle East or Africa involved in youth baseball and softball programs and facilities, or that are interested in creating a new youth baseball and softball program, must contact the Major League Baseball International (MLBI) London office BEFORE REQUESTING A GRANT FROM THE BASEBALL TOMORROW FUND. Your organization may be eligible for support and resources provided by MLBI. Information about MLBI programs can be found at Major League Baseball International.

Please send inquiries to Jason Holoway at jason.holowaty@mlb.com. Please include the following information in English:

  • Organization name
  • Location of organization and communities served
  • Contact person and information
  • Brief history of the organization and youth baseball/softball program
  • Number of children served
  • Prioritized list of organizational needs (i.e. equipment, coaches training, facility, etc.)

2. If the organization and/or project are found by MLBI to be a potential BTF applicant, BTF will use the following criteria to evaluate any future application:

  • Applicants must work with and be in good-standing with Major League Baseball International (MLBI) and must be located in target markets defined by MLBI.
  • The Baseball Tomorrow Fund will consider requests for field or facility projects to support the growth of recreational youth baseball and/or softball.
  • The Baseball Tomorrow Fund has an expressed preference to support the renovation or construction of fields and facilities that are exclusively dedicated for youth baseball and/or softball. A written lease or agreement for long-term use must be provided.
  • Municipal and/or federal government support of the project is required.
  • Written confirmation of matching funds from all funders are required.
  • National baseball/softball federations must demonstrate a new or established program directed toward youth recreational or school baseball and/or softball programs.
  • Non-profit organizations, youth/human service/development agencies must submit a letter of support for the project and organization from the applicable national baseball/softball federation.

Australia and Oceania

1. Non-profit organizations located in the Australia and Oceania region involved in youth baseball and softball programs and facilities, or that are interested in creating a new youth baseball and softball program, must contact the Major League Baseball International (MLBI) Australia and Oceania office BEFORE REQUESTING A GRANT FROM THE BASEBALL TOMORROW FUND. Your organization may be eligible for support and resources provided by MLBI. Information about MLBI programs can be found at www.mlb.com.

Please send inquiries to Jim Small at jim.small@mlb.com. Please include the following information in English:

  • Organization name
  • Location of organization and communities served
  • Contact person and information
  • Brief history of the organization and youth baseball/softball program
  • Number of children served
  • Prioritized list of organizational needs (i.e. equipment, coaches training, facility, etc.)

2. If the organization and/or project are found by MLBI to be a potential BTF applicant, BTF will use the following criteria to evaluate any future application:

Projects outside of the U.S., Canada and Latin America selected to receive a Baseball Tomorrow Fund grant must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must work with and be in good-standing with Major League Baseball International (MLBI) and must be located in target markets defined by MLBI.
  • The Baseball Tomorrow Fund will consider requests for field or facility projects to support the growth of recreational youth baseball and/or softball.
  • The Baseball Tomorrow Fund has an expressed preference to support the renovation or construction of fields and facilities that are exclusively dedicated for youth baseball and/or softball. A written lease or agreement for long-term use must be provided.
  • Municipal and/or federal government support of the project is required.
  • Written confirmation of matching funds from all funders are required.
  • National baseball/softball federations must demonstrate a new or established program directed toward youth recreational or school baseball and/or softball programs.
  • Non-profit organizations, youth/human service/development agencies must submit a letter of support for the project and organization from the applicable national baseball/softball federation.

Latin America and Caribbean

1. Non-profit organizations located in Latin American countries (including the Caribbean) involved in youth baseball and softball programs and facilities, or that are interested in creating a new youth baseball and softball program, must contact the Major League Baseball Dominican Republic (MLB DR) office BEFORE REQUESTING A GRANT FROM THE BASEBALL TOMORROW FUND. Your organization may be eligible for support and resources provided by MLB DR.

Please send inquiries to Rafael O. Perez, Director, Dominican Operations at rafael.perez@mlb.com. Please include the following information in English or Spanish:

  • Organization name
  • Location of organization and communities served
  • Contact person and information
  • Brief history of the organization and youth baseball/softball program
  • Number of children served
  • Prioritized list of organizational needs (i.e. equipment, coaches training, facility, etc.)

2. If the organization and/or project are found by MLB DR to be a potential BTF applicant, requests from Latin America countries and the Caribbean will be evaluated based on the BTF evaluation criteria found at www.baseballtomorrowfund.com. In addition, applicants must work with and be in good-standing with the MLB Dominican Republic office.

Asia

1. Non-profit organizations located in Asia involved in youth baseball and softball programs and facilities, or that are interested in creating a new youth baseball and softball program, must contact the Major League Baseball International (MLBI) Beijing office BEFORE REQUESTING A GRANT FROM THE BASEBALL TOMORROW FUND. Your organization may be eligible for support and resources provided by MLBI. Information about MLBI programs can be found at www.mlb.com.

Please send inquiries to Rick Dell at rick.dell@mlb.com. Please include the following information in English:

  • Organization name
  • Location of organization and communities served
  • Contact person and information
  • Brief history of the organization and youth baseball/softball program
  • Number of children served
  • Prioritized list of organizational needs (i.e. equipment, coaches training, facility, etc.)

2. If the organization and/or project are found by MLBI to be a potential BTF applicant, BTF will use the following criteria to evaluate any future application:

Projects outside of the U.S., Canada and Latin America selected to receive a Baseball Tomorrow Fund grant must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must work with and be in good-standing with Major League Baseball International (MLBI) and must be located in target markets defined by MLBI.
  • The Baseball Tomorrow Fund will consider requests for field or facility projects to support the growth of recreational youth baseball and/or softball.
  • The Baseball Tomorrow Fund has an expressed preference to support the renovation or construction of fields and facilities that are exclusively dedicated for youth baseball and/or softball. A written lease or agreement for long-term use must be provided.
  • Municipal and/or federal government support of the project is required.
  • Written confirmation of matching funds from all funders are required.
  • National baseball/softball federations must demonstrate a new or established program directed toward youth recreational or school baseball and/or softball programs.
  • Non-profit organizations, youth/human service/development agencies must submit a letter of support for the project and organization from the applicable national baseball/softball federation.