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Rays Baseball Foundation

Community Fund Grant Inquiry Guidelines


Rays Baseball Foundation

Thank you for your interest in the Rays Baseball Foundation, the charitable arm of the Tampa Bay Rays. The application process begins with a Community Fund Grant Application submitted to the Rays Baseball Foundation outlining the specific nature of your request. Please fill out the online application located on this page.

To qualify for consideration, your organization must:

  • Operate in the Tampa Bay area
  • Be a 501 (c) (3) with a Federal tax exempt letter

Two Grant Cycles


The Rays Baseball Foundation has two grant cycles (Spring and Fall), as follows:

  • Spring - The deadline for the Spring Cycle has now passed.
  • Fall - The deadline for the Spring Cycle has now passed. Grant recipients will be notified no later than September 15.

2014 Winners

What we fund:


The Rays Community Fund Grant Program provides assistance to local nonprofits in the Tampa Bay region. Grants averaging $5,000 are awarded to help support and enhance current youth and education focused programs offered by community-based nonprofit organizations.

Average amount for a grant is $5,000.


What we do not fund:


  • Individuals
  • Event sponsorships

How to Donate:


Would you like to help the Rays Baseball Foundation make a difference in the lives of thousands of children in the Tampa Bay area? Please make your check payable to the Rays Baseball Foundation and mail to:

Rays Baseball Foundation
One Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, FL 33705