Sports Grants

Directory of Sports Grants


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The Baseball Tomorrow Fund

he Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association that was established in 1999 through a $10 million commitment by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. During the 1999 World Series, Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Players Association Executive Director Donald Fehr and the Baltimore Orioles’ Cal Ripken Jr. were on hand to introduce this new grant program for youth baseball and softball.

The mission of BTF is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball throughout the world by funding programs, fields, coaches’ training, and the purchase of uniforms and equipment to encourage and maintain youth participation in the game. Grants are designed to be sufficiently flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities. The funds are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment. BTF provides grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations in both rural and urban communities. BTF awards an average of 40 grants per year totaling more than $1.5 million annually. The average grant amount is approximately $40,000. BTF is now funded annually by MLB and the Players Association.


Charlotte Martin Foundation

Athletics include a wide range of individual and team sports, with an emphasis on the value of sports for lifelong participation. School-sponsored intramural and after school sports programs have been greatly reduced, and middle-school aged youth have been most affected. After school athletics can be the incentive that gets kids involved in programs that also have educational and cultural components. Demand is increasing for athletics programs and facilities in rural areas and inner cities. More girls are getting involved in sports, requiring additional programs and space. Coaches are key to a positive experience for young people, and good coaching requires training.

What We Support:

A wide variety of sports programs and equipment for both boys and girls where youth populations are underserved.

We are especially interested in supporting girls’ sports.

Limited investment in facilities that are used primarily by youth.

After school and off-hours sports programs making better use of existing facilities.

Programs that get younger children introduced to the value of sports.


Good Sports Equipment Grants

Good Sports is a non-profit whose mission is to increase youth participation in sports, recreation and fitness activities. Good Sports provides sports equipment, apparel, and footwear to youth organizations offering sports, fitness and recreational programs to youth in need. Please read the following carefully prior to applying for equipment grant to better understand our criteria and our process.

To be eligible for an equipment grant your organization must meet the following criteria:

• Directly serve youth aged 5-18 years old

• Serve youth in disadvantaged areas

• Located in the United States

• Demonstrate that an equipment grant would impact the organization in one of the following ways:

• Help to develop a new program

• Increase the number of participants in an existing program

• Decrease the overall cost of the program for youth/families

• Enhance the experience to retain youth in program.

• Operate an organized sport, fitness and/or recreation program (not necessarily competitive), but must have coaching, be structured, and meet on a consistent basis

• Equipment for short term events such as many camps and tournaments is not available.

• 501 ( c) 3 status NOT required


Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Grant

Any non-profit youth sports organization or educational athletic program can earn a Responsible Sports Community Grant, but an organization can only receive a grant once.

Fifteen youth sport organizations with the most credited certifications will earn a Responsible Sports Community Grant to help defray the many costs of running a successful youth sports program. But don’t think that just because you are a small organization you cannot earn a grant. Organizations are split into three groups or divisions.

The divisions for the Spring 2012 Responsible Sports Community Grant program are as follows:

  • Large organizations (100+ players)
    Compete for one of five (5) $2,500 grants
  • Small organizations (under 100 players)
    Compete for one of five (5) $2,500 grants
  • School/educational organizations (school athletic programs)
    Compete for one of five (5) $2,500 grants

Organizations must be registered non-profit, traditional youth sport organizations or school athletic programs recognized by the governing bodies of their sport(s). Organizations must serve the community at large and must be open to the general public, without bias, prejudice or discrimination regarding participation. Liberty Mutual reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to exclude any youth sport organization deemed to be private and/or contrary to the goals of the Responsible Sports program. All grants applications are subject to verification.

Who cannot participate:

  • Previous recipients of a Responsible Sports Community Grant
  • Adult Sports Organizations (18 years of age and older)
  • For-profit Organizations
  • Any organization/entity that is exclusive in its membership and participation


Olympic Club Foundation

The Olympic Club Foundation has helped over 75,000 at–risk and under–served children in challenged neighborhoods throughout the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties by granting over $4 million to eligible schools, organizations, associations and student athletes since 1992.


The Tony Hawk Foundation

The Tony Hawk Foundation seeks to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth. Through special events, grants, and technical assistance, the Foundation supports recreational programs with a focus on the creation of public skateboard parks in low-income communities. The Foundation favors programs that clearly demonstrate that funds received will produce tangible, ongoing, positive results.



In our continued effort to provide recreation organizers with helpful information, we at StadiumRoar put together a directory of sports grants, which lists various grants people in the recreation sports community can apply for.  You can find a list of youth sports grants, high school sports grants, college sports grants, sports equipment grants, sports facility grants, sports training grants, sports coaching grants and many other types of grants.

If you manage an organization that provides sports grants, we would be happy to include your organization in our sports grant directory at no cost.  Submit your sports grant now.

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