Giants in the Community
The San Jose Giants have a long history in raising much needed funds for youth sports organizations, schools and other non-profits serving the community. During the 2010 season, the team raised over $300,000 for youth sports in our region and $100,000 for non-profit organizations.
Unique to the 2009 and 2010 seasons was the cancellation of the City of San Jose's official July 4th celebration due to difficult budget times and a lack of City funds. The San Jose Giants stepped up and raised the necessary funding to present the official fireworks display for San Jose at the ballpark and the surrounding fields located at San Jose State University.
In response to the tough economic times in our region, the team provided 20 games during the season which were free and open to the public at large. Our organization believes in the importance of making our baseball games accessible to anyone regardless of economic background. This program contributed to the record attendance season for the club.
In partnership with Comcast, the San Jose Giants produced several community programs unrelated to baseball and free to the public. Free movie nights were hosted throughout the season and to ensure that every child has the opportunity to celebrate a safe and fun Halloween; Gigante's Halloween Party was hosted at the stadium.
The Giants Community Fund serves as the team charity for both the San Jose Giants and the San Francisco Giants. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Fund is supported by businesses and individuals who make it possible to assist underserved communities with enriching programs such as Junior Giants. To donate or to see our line-up of programs and events, please click here.