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Fields for Kids Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
in Multiple States to Upgrade Youth Sports Facilities

GrantWatch ID#: 179313
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Pirates Charities

08/01/17

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia nonprofit organizations schools, and local government agencies to upgrade baseball and softball facilities. The purpose of this program is to enhance sports fields used for youth programs.

Eligible projects include the upgrading of essential field components, such as new sod, infield, fencing, dugouts, and irrigation systems; and upgrades to the overall facility to include lights, bleachers, batting cages, scoreboards and concession stands.

Programs must take place within the Pittsburgh Pirates market area, which includes the following Counties:

-Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland.

-West Virginia: Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Grant, Hampshire, Hancock, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, and Wetzel.

-Ohio: Ashtabula, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Geauga, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe, Noble, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Washington, and Wayne.

-Maryland: Allegany, and Garrett.

One grant of $10,001 - $25,000; Five grants of $5,001 - $10,000; 15 grants of $1,000 - $5,000

$1,000 - $25,000

Projects must be completed within one year from the date of the grant award.

The Fields for Kids program is open to any independent nonprofit tax-exempt organization, school or local government unit that operates youth baseball and/or softball programs within the Pittsburgh Pirates market area, which primarily encompasses Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and West Virginia.

Organizations must be governed by active boards and have sufficient revenue to operate their leagues.

Organizations are limited to one Fields for Kids grant every other year (may not receive grants in consecutive years).

Funding requests for projects that have already been completed will not be considered.

The purchase of land, parking lots, press boxes and restrooms are ineligible. Routine maintenance of fields will not qualify.

Grants are awarded on a matching basis. Any organization operating baseball or softball programs for youth that has secured funds equal to or exceeding the request amount (secured funds can include in-kind contributions of materials or labor) may apply for a grant.

Application due dates for 2017 are as follows:
-Monday, March 6, 2017 for determinations in April.
-Tuesday, August 1, 2017 for determinations in September.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Pirates Charities
c/o Pittsburgh Pirates
PNC Park at North Shore
115 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

FieldsForKids@pirates.com

Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties;
West Virginia: Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Grant, Hampshire, Hancock, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, and Wetzel Counties;
Ohio: Ashtabula, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Geauga, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe, Noble, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Washington, and Wayne Counties;
Maryland: Allegany, and Garrett Counties.

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USA: Maryland;   Ohio;   Pennsylvania;   West Virginia

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