o 15 grants per period between $1,000 and $5,000
o Five grants per period between $5,001 and $10,000
o One grant per period between $10,001 and $25,000
Application Due Dates Grant Determination Dates
Monday, March 6, 2017 Monday, April 3, 2017
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Grant funds are used for the upgrading of essential field components such as sod, infield playing surfaces, fencing, dugouts and irrigation systems. Many organizations utilize the funds to make much needed upgrades to the overall facility, including lights, bleachers, scoreboards and concession stands.
For complete information regarding specific qualifications for grants and to submit an application, visit pirates.com/piratescharities. Organizations must complete an application and submit all the required documents for consideration.
Since the Fields for Kids program's inception in 2009, a total of 251 individual grants have been distributed in the greater Pittsburgh region, in addition to 38 total grants in the Pirates Spring Training home of Bradenton, Florida since the program began there in 2011.