Since 2008, our School-Based Program has helped schools continue or expand their baseball and softball programs and stretch their limited budgets. Kids who participate in these programs have been shown to increase their attendance and GPA as a result of playing ball.
PIFBS currently offers School-Based programs in Philadelphia, Northern Kentucky, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Chicago.
Domestic & International Grants
PIFBS has an application process for both domestic and international grant requests. Domestically, PIFBS gets new and gently used gear to baseball and softball programs to increase youth participation in under-resourced communities.
Internationally, PIFBS sends gear to many countries where interest in the game is growing rapidly, but access to baseball and softball equipment is limited. We help communities establish baseball and softball programs by sending them the gear they need.
In times of tragedy, baseball and softball can help to restore a sense of normalcy for children amidst the chaos. We have helped dozens of communities around the globe recover, at no cost to them, following hurricanes, tornados, or other catastrophic events.
These projects have taken place in New York and New Jersey; Joplin, Missouri; the Gulf Coast region; Japan; Houston, Texas; West Virginia; Louisiana; Puerto Rico; and the Caribbean Islands.
PIFBS works with partners to identify communities of interest and scope of project. PIFBS manages all components from program development to measuring impact based on partners’ charitable interests.
Some current partners include MLB, Little League, the MLB/MLB-PA Youth Development Foundation, and Wilson Sporting Goods.