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Junior Twins Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in the Upper
Midwest for Youth Baseball and Softball Programs

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Minnesota Twins Community Fund

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Western Wisconsin nonprofit organizations, educational organizations, and local government agencies that operate youth baseball and softball programs. Funding is intended to help eligible youth baseball and softball organizations promote their leagues and recruit new participants, as well as train coaches, purchase necessary equipment, and administer their league.

Junior Twins Teams will receive:
- Up to $5,000 in grant money. These funds can be spent over the three-year period, with at least 60 percent of funds applied towards marketing and recruitment of players, coaches, and umpires. The remaining funds can be spent on marketing, equipment, uniforms, transportation, and player scholarships.
- Junior Twins logo to screen or somehow affix to each player's jersey over the course of the three years
- A marketing guide for organizations to use for recruitment, including templates for direct mail campaigns, e-communications, and signage
- Tickets to a Twins home game for Junior Twins players and coaches (there will be a limit on tickets per organization)
- Supplemental resources for both players and coaches
- Access to the Positive Coaching Alliance's "Development Zone" and Major League Baseball's "Play Ball" app
- Discounted coaching workshop prices

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171406

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are awarded up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant funds can be spent over the three-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The program is open to any independent Upper Midwest nonprofit organization, educational organization or local government unit that operates youth baseball and/or softball programs.

Upper Midwest is defined as Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa, and Western Wisconsin.

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

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must complete the online application and submit other required documents.

- Application due date: March 8, 2019; Grant due date: April 19, 2019
- Application due date: May 20, 2019; Grant due date: June 30, 2019
- Application due date: August 23, 2019; Grant due date: September 30, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

For questions about the Jr. Twins program, contact:
Stephanie Johnson

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa;   Minnesota;   North Dakota;   South Dakota;   Wisconsin: Western Wisconsin