CharityMinor League Baseball and its clubs celebrate a long history of supporting charitable organizations. Collectively, Minor League Baseball teams and leagues donate more than $30 million annually in cash and gifts-in-kind to local charitable organizations and national charity partners. Support and participation in charitable endeavors has helped Minor League Baseball and its clubs to establish a strong presence and active role in communities across the United States and Canada. In addition to extensive local support by Minor League Baseball teams, two national initiatives help extend our reach.
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CHARITIES
Minor League Baseball Charities is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving back to and enhancing the communities our teams call home. Through donations and support it receives from fans, teams and partners, MiLB Charities is able to contribute to local organizations in times of need and support causes that are important to our extended baseball family. Minor League Baseball Charities is affiliated with The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Inc.
The mission of Minor League Baseball Charities is to give back and to enhance communities that have supported our member clubs for over 100 years. When hardship strikes one of our member cities and surrounding communities, we will be there to provide a positive example that will impact the communities we live and work in. Minor League Baseball Charities will set an example by working with established charities for the greater good and by identifying worthy causes for support through the central office along with the aid of our member clubs.
MiLB Charities in Action
Minor League Baseball Charities is active year-round supporting ongoing initiatives and responding to emergent situations that develop through natural disasters or tragedies. Here are a few recent activities of MiLB Charities:
MiLB Charities supports various youth baseball programs designed to provide opportunities for children in underserved communities to play ball and develop life skills associated with participation in sport.
In conjunction with the Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar, MiLB Charities coordinates a community service project in the host city each year. Volunteers consist of MiLB staff members, club personnel and exhibitors. Below is a list of organizations we have worked with in the past:
- 2015 – Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, Columbus, Ohio
- 2014 – The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital, Bethany, Oklahoma
- 2013 – Olmsted Conservatory Park System, Louisville, Kentucky
- 2012 – Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Reno, Nevada
- 2011 – Grand Strand Miracle League, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- 2010 – Habitat for Humanity, Las Vegas, Nevada
- 2009 – Habitat for Humanity, New Orleans, Louisiana
Since 2008, Minor League Baseball Charities has donated more than $300,000 to communities affected by natural disasters. Funds have gone to local organizations to help with everything from emergency shelter services to rebuilding youth baseball fields. Minor League Baseball Charities has also worked with its partners to coordinate product donations such as clothing and personal care items to assist local residents in affected areas.
For additional information about MiLB Charities or for specific inquiries, click here. To make a donation to MiLB Charities, click here.
Thank you to our corporate donors:
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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CHARITY PARTNERS
The mission of the Minor League Baseball Charity Partners Program is to provide national exposure for participating charities, expand current relationships between clubs and local chapters and to foster new relationships where none exist. The ALS Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters have been with the Minor League Baseball Charity Partners Program since its inception in 2004. The American Cancer Society is the newest addition to the program, joining in 2016.
In 2009, Ed Randall's Bat for the Cure was designated as a Homegrown Charity Partner, a special designation for programs that, in large part, have their roots traceable to Minor League Baseball. The BairFind Foundation, with the mission of finding missing children, was added as a Homegrown Charity Partner in 2016.
To learn more about each of these valued partners, click on their logos below.
HOMEGROWN CHARITY PARTNERS