Through their involvement in a variety of outreach programs and non-profit organizations, Angels Baseball has proven to be a valuable member of the surrounding community. From laying down the foundation one brick at a time with the Angels Brick Program to helping fund local and national youth organizations, the Angels Baseball Foundation focuses on initiatives aimed to create and improve Education, Healthcare, Arts & Sciences, and Community related youth programs throughout the region, in addition to providing children the opportunity to experience the great game of baseball and its countless positive attributes.
Since its inception in 2004, the Angels Baseball Foundation has awarded many grants to worthy organizations throughout the community, ranging from music programs to at-risk youth shelters. In 2006, the Angels Baseball Foundation established the Angels Scholars program and annually provides $4,000 scholarships to five academically talented, financially disadvantaged public middle school students in Orange County upon their acceptance into a four year college. 2010 marks the first year that the graduating Angels Scholars will receive their scholarship money.
The Angels work with various groups that promote the health of the community through awareness, treatment and research programs. The club teams with many healthcare organizations with a common goal of improving the lives of others. The Foundation also takes great pride in supporting nation-wide youth programs such as the Boys & Girls Clubs as well as providing financial assistance to youth baseball clinics, camps and recreational programs that promote the game of baseball and softball. Together with the Angels Baseball Foundation, these local and national organizations help shape the lives of thousands and, in many cases, help nurture the hopes and dreams of the countless youths involved.
The majority of the funding the Angels Baseball Foundation receives comes from team fundraisers and donations from local citizens and private organizations. By simply donating $25 to the Angels Baseball Foundation, fans have the opportunity to post a birthday, anniversary, or welcome message during a game on the Angel Vision Board. One can become a permanent part of Angel Stadium of Anaheim by purchasing a personalized brick for $99 that will be placed at the stadium's main entrance.
While these may appear to be small individual rewards, together they allow the Angels Baseball Foundation to fulfill its goal of assisting community members and organizations throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. If your organization is interested in applying for a grant from the Angels Baseball Foundation, please download the application here.
Please note if you have been awarded a grant through the Angels Baseball Foundation you may not submit another grant application for consideration for at least two years from the Grant Award date of issue. If you have not been awarded a grant through the Angels Baseball Foundation we do allow organizations to submit one grant application per twelve month period from the date of response.
The Angels Baseball Foundation Board of Directors meets quarterly to review grant applications.
Angels Baseball Foundation Board of DirectorsMark Merhab, Chairman