The Players Trust began in 1996 as a vehicle for MLB Players to come together as one team using their collective voice to make an impact where it’s needed most. In the last few decades, we have grown and elevated our reach to support the causes players care deeply about while continuing to raise awareness and provide funds for important causes on a global level. As we continue to expand, the cornerstone of the Trust remains at the forefront of everything we do: all MLB Players are passionate about improving the lives of those in need.
Trust is earned by being reliable, credible, accessible, and authentically committed to each other.
Trust is part of our identity. We demonstrate trust through our devotion to our Players’ best interests, and those we serve.
A fraternity is represented by a group of people unified around a shared purpose.
The Players Trust creates unity by building a welcoming and fair community, where everyone who has played the game is a lifelong member, and benefits by being meaningfully connected to the communities they care about most.
BROTHERHOOD | SISTERHOOD
Brotherhood and sisterhood is depicted by the common connections and bonds that exist between individuals.
The Players Trust fosters brotherhood and sisterhood through our dedication to our Players’ common and collective interests in being a force for good.
Positive well-being is having a healthy and meaningful life.
Well-being is at the core of our mission. The focus of the Players Trust is to cultivate the many dimensions of wellness for young people through our philanthropic efforts.
A world in which Players are philanthropically engaged in their communities, helping others experience and realize hope, prosperity, and wellness.
The Players Trust harnesses the expertise, influence, and passions of players to create meaningful and sustainable change in the lifelong well-being of others.
By connecting players’ love of the game to their commitment to philanthropy, we amplify their social impact throughout the communities where they live, play, and call home.
THE 6 DIMENSIONS OF WELL-BEING WE ADDRESS
The Players Trust’s investments of time and resources create long-term change and positive impact that we can measure. Our goal is to develop meaningful, longstanding relationships with our partners and create lasting, sustainable change in the lives of those they serve.
Our support has reached and impacted 1500+ charities
$25 Million grant dollars invested globally
Player matching grants fulfilled
Health, wellness and education initiatives launched
$350,000 in college scholarships awarded