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Royals Charities "Royalty Fields" Program
Matching Grant Information

Royalty Fields

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Program Objective: Royals Charities will provide financial support to help improve baseball and/or softball facilities throughout the Midwest region. Royals Charities will match grants up to $5,000 to help small non-profit organizations and local government units that operate baseball and/or softball programs. The Royalty Fields Program is supported by the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation.

Matching Grant/Size Purpose: Matching grants of up to $5,000 are available for major renovations of baseball and/or softball fields used primarily for youth.

Major renovations will include the upgrading of essential baseball field components including:

  • New sod
  • Infield
  • Fencing
  • Dugouts

Non-essential items that do not qualify are:

  • Lights
  • Bleachers/grandstands
  • Restrooms
  • Scoreboards
  • Routine maintenance
  • Equipment

Eligibility: The program is open to any independent Midwest, 501 C-3 not for profit organizations or local government units that operate a youth baseball and/or softball program in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas or South Dakota. Such organizations that have secured funds not exceeding $5,000 may apply for a matching funds grant.

Application Process/Schedule: Qualifying organizations must complete an application and submit application and required documents to the Royals Charities Board of Directors. Applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year. Grant approval will be determined by the Board of Directors.Board meetings will be held during the months of March and October.

Application Due Date
March 1, 2014
October 1, 2014
Grant Determination/Notification
April 30, 2014
November 30, 2014

Applications must be mailed through the United States Post Office. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Application Process/Schedule: Qualifying organizations must complete an application and submit application and required documents to the Royals Charities Board of Directors. Applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year. Grant approval will be determined by the Board of Directors. Board meetings will be held during the months of February and August. Applications must be mailed through the United States Post Office. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Requirements: Grant recipients will prominently display provided signage recognizing program supporters and seek local media coverage for Grant Dedication Ceremony.

Royals Charities Agrees to: Recognize the organization and matching grant donor in the Royals Gameday Magazine during the Royals baseball season. A member of the Royals Charities Board of Directors and a representative of the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club (current/former player or staff member) will be present for the dedication ceremonies whenever possible.

Please direct questions to:
Royals Charities
One Royal Way
Kansas City, Missouri
royalscharities@royals.com

or phone: 816-921-8000