Since 1995, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) has invested more than $25 million in programs and grants to nonprofits, including $16 million in the last five years.
The foundation currently is inviting applications from Los Angeles-area organizations working in the areas of education and literacy, sports and recreation, and health and wellness.
Education and Literacy — Including programs that promote access, opportunity, and innovation to and for youth at critical stages, from kindergarten through college, through reading and STEM activities, mentoring for middle school students, and college scholarships and support.
Sports and Recreation — Including efforts to use baseball and softball to build community and reinforce what it means to be a team. LADF seeks to create leadership opportunities and provide character development through skill building and positive and safe places to play for youth of all abilities.
Health and Wellness — Including efforts to address health challenges that prevent children from excelling in school or recreational activities, including food insecurity, overall fitness, and healthy eating.
To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not a private foundation as defined in section 509(a) of the code and be located in the greater Los Angeles area. The geographic priority is Los Angeles County.
See the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.