The Marlins Foundation is requesting proposals for the 2015 Charity Partner Empowerment Fund. To be considered as a 2015 Marlins Charity Partner, organizations must provide direct and unique programming for youth through education, arts and baseball-related initiatives, more specifically by providing experiences for children in schools, parks or on the water.
"Since moving to Marlins Park, philanthropy and service have been the guiding principles of the Marlins Foundation. To continue our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, and in recognition of the vital role non-profits play in South Florida, the Marlins Foundation will select four local non-profit organizations to serve as 2015 Marlins Charity Partners. Each organization will receive $25,000 and season-long benefits," said Miami Marlins President David Samson. "Additional benefits include volunteers from Marlins Ayudan, recognition throughout the season at Marlins Park, exposure with media partners and player involvement."
In addition to the $100,000 Charity Partner Empowerment Fund, the Marlins Foundation will continue to support South Florida charities, schools and neighborhood organizations throughout the year with other programs and fundraising initiatives. Since the approval of Marlins Park, more than $4 million in philanthropy has been gifted to South Florida charities, as well as 24,000 hours of Marlins Ayudan service.
Timeline for Marlins Charity Partner Empowerment Fund:
- Pre-proposal live (online): Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5 p.m.
- Pre-proposal due (online): Friday, November 21, 2014 by 5 p.m.
- Notification and invitation to full-proposal: Friday, December 12, 2014
- Announcement of 2015 Charity Partners: February 2015
For information on how to apply, please visit Marlins.com/EmpowermentFund.