April 4, 2019

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) Grants for Baseball and Softball


More details and application information. 

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). The fund awards grants to organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and softball programs and facilities.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply. To date, an average of 150 requests are received annually; approximately 20 percent are awarded grants.  Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis.

Grants are intended to provide funding for incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities. The funds may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs.  Grants are designed to be flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities. 

Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis after a thorough and selective review process. Please review the following timeline before submitting a request.