MLB Players Trust Fastball Fund
2022 Spring Training
Major League Baseball players have a history and tradition of supporting social causes throughout the communities where they live, work, play, AND practice. Historically, Spring Training has provided critical fundraising and promotional opportunities for many nonprofits in Arizona and Florida. However, this year’s shortened season and the continued high demand for nonprofit services have negatively impacted these organizations and those they serve.
Through the Players Trust, MLB Players have stepped up to the plate with the Fastball Fund, providing $5K rapid-response grants so that nonprofits can continue to meet important need gaps for youth and others in our target communities.
MLB Players have stepped up to the plate with the Fastball Fund to provide $5K rapid-response grants to nonprofits throughout the Spring Training communities in Arizona and Florida. Westwood High School (@westwoodwarriors62) was the first recipient of the Fastball Fund. The grant will support their baseball program to ensure the team has what they need to succeed on and off the field.
Meet Our Grantees
We are thrilled to announce this year's Fastball Fund grantees and thank them for the incredible work they do in their communities.
Check back for updates as we continue to announce recipients over the coming weeks!
Click below to view each organization
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Lee County Inc.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County provides a safe, positive, inclusive environment for youth in our community for afterschool and summer programs. The goal is to help kids hone their skills in areas such as math, science, engineering, communication, teamwork, and problem solving.
Hands Together For Haitians Inc
Assist the Haitian immigrants with transition from living in their native country to living in the United States. This includes education, health care, social, language and cultural barriers, access to social resources, counseling and guidance, and meeting basic daily needs such as food requirements.
Inner City Innovators
Inner City Innovators’ mission is to inspire and empower inner city youth to embody the change they want to see in their communities. Our vision is for all of our mentees to be Free and Alive through Age 25.
All Faiths Food Bank Inc
The mission of All Faiths Food Bank (AFFB) is together with our partners, we provide healthy solutions to end hunger in our community.
Surfs Up Gizmo Children’s Foundation Inc.
The Giz Kids Foundation sole mission is to foster compassionate, self-aware, and resilient youth with engaging educational media for the classroom and online learning.
We do not want monetary reasons to keep them from playing. CM Baseball League offers full + partial scholarships to Winter/Summer Baseball Camp, Clinics and the opportunity to play on a Team Dinger team.