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The Heart of Twins Territory

Tournament Grant Program

2014 grants are now closed. Please check back in January for 2015 program information.

Program Guidelines

Twins Community Fund Program Summary
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.

Administration
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 Minnesota Twins Community Fund's Tournament
Grant program assists communities to reduce the
operating expenses of youth baseball and softball
tournaments.

Eligibility
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.

Application Process/Schedule
Organizations must complete an application and submit other required documents. Application due dates are as follows:

All 2014 Tournament Grant funds have been distributed.

Other Requirements
Organizations receiving grants must:

  • Complete a final report with final tournament financial results; and
  • Recognize the grant contribution in some form to the public.

Questions about the Tournament Grant Program should be directed to:

Stephanie Johnson
Tournament Grant Program
TWINS COMMUNITY FUND
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Phone: 612-659-3505
E-mail stephaniejohnson@twinsbaseball.com