What We Do

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VISION

A world in which Players are philanthropically engaged in their communities, helping others experience and realize hope, prosperity, and wellness.

MISSION

The Players Trust harnesses the expertise, influence, and energy 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.

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OUR PORTFOLIO

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.

PLAYER PHILANTHROPY

Player initiated | Player focused

Programs that support, advise, and amplify individual Players’ philanthropy
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Matching Gifts

Monetary matches for players’ donations and volunteer time.

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Players Choice Awards

Recognition awards for the on and off-field player achievements from their peers. The Players Trust honors the winners of the PCAs with a grant to the nonprofit of their choice, demonstrating the commitment the Trust and our players both have to giving back to our communities.

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Players On Deck

A collection of digital storytelling and social media campaigns highlighting players in the community.

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Philanthropy
Resource Link

A “Trust-ed” resource for players seeking advice, direction, and support on charitable objectives.

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COMING SOON!

The Player-Community Podcast

A podcast series highlighting players and social-sector leaders who collaborate to create meaningful impact and change.

PLAYERS TRUST INITIATIVES

Player Informed – Trust Initiated | Youth focused

Investments supporting youth well-being; are regional, national, and/or international in scope, and provide participation opportunities for Players
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Wellness Grants

Sizable multi-year grants that advance the well-being of young talent on and off the field.

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Fastball Fund

A discretionary fund providing immediate support on an annual basis to organizations that meet important need gaps in our target communities.

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Michael Weiner Labor Studies Scholarships

Law and graduate student scholarships for those pursuing careers in the labor movement.

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COMING SOON!

Players Trust
Legacy Project

A participatory youth development project, meaningfully connecting young talent to the wisdom and largely untold experiences of the current and former Players of the game.

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