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Play Ball Fund (PBF) Grant Program

Grants to Arizona Youth Sports Teams and Leagues
for Skills Training, Facility Improvements, and Equipment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/31/18 11:59 PM MST - Entry Period I


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Grants of $1,000 to Arizona youth sports teams, leagues, and organizations to support facility improvements, the purchase of player equipment, training for youth players or coaches, and assistance with fees and expenses. Funding is intended to expand the game of baseball and softball and give every child an opportunity to play.

Priority will be given to baseball and softball programs, but other sports will be considered.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181602

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Each month during the D-backs regular season, up to 10 applications will be selected for a charitable grant.

Estimated Size of Grant:


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any Arizona youth team, league, or organization can apply for funds.

Applicant must be applying on behalf of a registered organization with a 501c3, school, municipality, or league affiliation in Arizona. Applicant must be 18 years or older and have a direct affiliation to the organization or team being nominated.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void outside Arizona and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

If the applicant is not a coach or administrator of the organization, the team or organization contact should be notified and a team/organization contact will be required.

Travel expenses are not supported by this fund.

Pre-Application Information:

Only one grant per organization/team per year.

The Play Ball Fund application period will open on March 1, 2018 and will close at 5:00 p.m. Arizona time on August 31, 2018. The PBF Grant Program Period shall be divided into six (6) entry periods, as follows:

Entry Period 1
Starts at 12:00 AM MT March 1, 2018
Ends at 11:59 PM MT March 31, 2018

Entry Period 2
Starts at 12:00 AM MT April 1, 2018
Ends at 11:59 PM MT April 30, 2018

Entry Period 3
Starts at 12:00 AM MT May 1, 2018
Ends at 11:59 PM MT May 31, 2018

Entry Period 4
Starts at 12:00 AM MT June 1, 2018
Ends at 11:59 PM MT June 30, 2018

Entry Period 5
Starts at 12:00 AM MT July 1, 2018
Ends at 11:59 PM MT July 31, 2018

Entry Period 6
Starts at 12:00 AM MT August 1, 2018
Ends at 11:59 PM MT August 31, 2018

Official rules:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online at the bottom of the page in URL for Full Text.

Arizona Diamondbacks
P.O. Box 2095
Phoenix, AZ 85001

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona