MIDLAND, Mich. – The Michigan Baseball Foundation (MBF) is proud to announce the opening of the 2024 Grant Application today, November 15th, 2023. Grants are available for registered 501c3 organizations that focus on youth-related activities or economic development. Applications must be for specific projects or initiatives the organization is undertaking
*MIDLAND, Mich. *– The Michigan Baseball Foundation (MBF) is proud to announce the opening of the 2024 Grant Application today, November 15th, 2023. Grants are available for registered 501c3 organizations that focus on youth-related activities or economic development. Applications must be for specific projects or initiatives the organization is undertaking in 2024 and not for general operations. Primary consideration will be given to organizations in the Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Genesee, Isabella, Tuscola, Huron, Arenac, Ogemaw, Sanilac, and Iosco counties. The application will close on February 16th, 2024.
The Michigan Baseball Foundation (MBF) began in 2006 as a nonprofit organization created to bring professional baseball to the Great Lakes Bay Region. The vision was much broader than baseball. The idea was to use America’s favorite pastime to create a social enterprise to support communities throughout the region. MBF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was born from this philanthropic ideal.
MBF has partnered with the Great Lakes Loons to provide substantial financial support to nearly 400 organizations, encompassing bussing grants on school kid’s days, donations, contributions to economic development, and various grants totaling nearly $1.4 million to non-profit organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region. In 2023, we continued our charitable giving with grants awarded to 17 non-profit organizations across 7 counties in the region totaling $89,157. Grants are funded by ticket sales to Great Lakes Loons games, 50/50 raffle sales during Loons games, and direct contributions to the foundation.
Grant applications can be completed online: http://michiganbaseballfoundation.org/grants/. All applications must be received by the Michigan Baseball Foundation via the website, before Feb. 16th, 2024.
Grant recipients will be notified by the end of April 2024. Recipients will also be asked to respond to the Michigan Baseball Foundation Board of Directors on the success of the project for which the grant was
For more information contact Jessica Gillespie at 989.837.6144 or [email protected].
The Michigan Baseball Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity that was founded in 2006 to create regional economic development through creative partnerships, and to enhance the efforts of regional organizations that serve young people. The Michigan Baseball Foundation owns and operates Dow Diamond, home of the Great Lakes Loons, a High-A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.