The Minnesota Twins Community Fund's Tournament Grant program will distribute grants of $100 - $1,000 to assist youth baseball and softball organizations administer national, regional, or statewide tournaments. Grant funds should be used to reduce the operating expenses of the tournament.
The Twins Community Fund and its grant programs are supported in part by corporate partners Target, Treasure Island, Delta, Best Buy, and US Bank.
The Tournament Grant program will be administered by Minnesota Twins Community Fund staff who review all requests, pay grants, work closely with grantee organizations to ensure tournament success, and maintain program records.
The program is open to any Upper Midwest non-profit organization or local government unit wishing to host/organize a tournament on a national, regional (multi-state) or statewide level. Two to five grants will also be available to organizations in Southwest Florida, home of the Twins Spring Training facility and the Fort Myers Miracle, the Twins Class A affiliate. Grants will not support tournaments operated as a for-profit fundraiser.
Applicants must have already received confirmations from a majority of participating teams. Tournaments should take place within six months of receiving the grant.
Organizations must complete an application and submit other required documents. Application due dates are as follows:
Application due dates are as follows:
|Application Due Date||Grant Determination/Notification|
|March 14, 2014||April 30,2014|
|May 23, 2014||June 30, 2014|
Organizations receiving grants must:
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Questions about the Tournament Grant Program should be directed to:Stephanie Johnson