The Twins Community Fund's Twins Fields for Kids program provides financial support to improve baseball and/or softball facilities for youth in the Upper Midwest and Southwest Florida. The program makes matching grants to non-profit organizations and local government units that operate baseball and/or softball programs.
The Twins Community Fund and its grant programs are supported in part by Target, US Bank, Best Buy, Treasure Island, and Delta.
Since its inception in 1999, the program has granted nearly $2.5 million to improve more than 500 Upper Midwest and Southwest Florida ball fields.Administration
The program is open to any independent Upper Midwest or Southwest Florida 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, school or local government unit that operates youth baseball and/or softball programs.
Any organization operating baseball or softball programs for youth that has secured funds equal to or exceeding the amount of the requested matching grant funds (can include in-kind contributions of materials or labor) may apply for a grant.
Organizations must also be governed by active boards and have sufficient revenue to operate their leagues.
Organizations must complete an application and submit other required documents. Applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until all funds are distributed. Final grant determinations will be made by the Minnesota Twins Community Fund Board of Directors in April, June, and September. Application due dates are as follows:
|Application Due Date||Grant Determination/Notification|
|March 15, 2013||April 30,2013|
|May 24, 2013||June 30, 2013|
|August 16, 2013||September 30, 2013|