Grants for baseball leagues

697 baseball and softball leagues received at least $878,232 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 537 grants made from 321 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 321 foundations, 83% made just a single grant to baseball leagues, and 5% made grants to four or more baseball leagues. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$878,232
Total grant dollars given to baseball leagues
537
Number of grants made annually to baseball leagues
321
Number of grantmakers funding baseball leagues
$1,000
Median grant size to baseball leagues

Foundations that support baseball and softball leagues

Out of all grants made to baseball leagues, 74% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 18% of the dollar-value of grants to baseball leagues. Foundations funding baseball leagues also made grants to multiservice human service organizations, food banks, boys and girls clubs, youth development programs, and universities.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
238
Medium
 
38
Large
 
44
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
17
Private
 
227
Corporate
 
44
Other
 
33

Grants made

Grants made to baseball leaguesNumber of grantmakers
1
 
267
2-3
 
36
4-10
 
13
11+
 
5

Top 10 foundations supporting baseball and softball leagues

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to baseball leaguesNumber of grants made to baseball leaguesMedian grant size
Carmax FoundationVANational0.7%45$1,000
Westrock FoundationGANational0.2%27$85
Sempra Energy FoundationCAState0.7%15$500
Alliant Energy FoundationWIState0.2%14$400
Baird FoundationWINational0.2%11$500
Fairmount Santrol FoundationOHNational0.5%9$750
Celanese FoundationTXNational0.2%9$270
Albemarle FoundationNCNational0.1%7$1,000
BaxterILNational0.1%7$500
Home Savings Charitable FoundationOHState0.6%7$375

Baseball and softball leagues grantees

Baseball leagues with more than $5 million in total revenues received 2% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 1% of all baseball leagues.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
537
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$500
$100k-$500k
 
$875
$500k-$1M
 
$1,500
$1M-$5M
 
$1,484
>$5M
 
$3,113

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
64
Virginia
 
44
Texas
 
37
Pennsylvania
 
33
Other
 
359

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Richmond
 
31
New York City
 
25
Los Angeles
 
24
Houston
 
18
Other
 
375

Top 25 grants made to baseball leagues

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Little League Baseball - 4053805 Hawaiian Gardens LL$5,000Providing Funds for Children Team Uniforms, Equipment and Supplies.Irving I Moskowitz Foundation
New England Baseball Club$5,000To Provide Scholarship Support To the Student Athletes of the New England Baseball Club.John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The Miracle League of the Triangle$5,000CharitableDLJH Charitable Foundation
Straighten Up and Fly Right$5,000Community Engagement GrantObici Healthcare Foundation
Lakeville Baseball Association$5,000Youth BaseballMetro Baseball League
Miracle League of Chattanooga$5,000General Program SupportT-Mobile USA Foundation
Little League Baseball - 4471008 Federal Way National LL$5,000General Program SupportT-Mobile USA Foundation
Lincoln Little League$5,000General Program SupportT-Mobile USA Foundation
Helping Kids Round First$5,000General SupportJerstad Family Foundation
Miracle League of Louisville$5,000Baseball FieldRepublic Bank Foundation
Helping Kids Round First$5,000Softball Equipment & Medical Access for Women in NicaraguaBeacom Family Foundation
Little League Baseball$5,000Fields for KidsPirates Charities
Greater Baldwin Whitehall Athletic Association$5,000Fields for KidsPirates Charities
Little League Baseball - 2380205 Hermitage LL$5,000Fields for KidsPirates Charities
Bridger Baseball Association$5,000Fields for KidsPirates Charities
Avonworth Athletic Association$5,000Fields for KidsPirates Charities
Junior Athletics of the Midwest$5,000DonationCanvas Credit Union (PSCU)
South Dekalb Sports Association$5,000UnrestictedAtlanta Braves Foundation
Klamath Youth Baseball$5,000Children's ProgramsSky Lakes Medical Center
Pony Express Baseball$5,000SponsorshipMosaic Life Care
The First Base Foundation$5,000ContributionThe Fruth Family Foundation
Florida Tri-County Challenged Athletes Association$5,000Local Charity SupportSpring Run Charitable Foundation
Buddy Baseball$5,000Genl Oper SupportThe Brink Foundation
South Park Baseball Association$5,000General SupportEqt Foundation
Johnsonburg Knothole Association$5,000Field MaintenanceCommunity Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Baseball leagues" category for this page is determined by the "N63: Baseball, Softball" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.