The Pirates Charities/Tull Family Foundation application is now closed for the 2020 season. If you are in need of equipment, you may be eligible through PIFBS’ organic grants program. Please click here to fill out an equipment grant application. 

Pirates Charities and The Tull Family Foundation today announced a 2020 Equipment Grant Program in partnership with Pitch In For Baseball and Softball (PIFBS).  The equipment grant program will provide 20 local youth organizations with much needed baseball and softball equipment prior to their upcoming 2020 seasons.

The Pirates Charities and Tull Family Foundation Equipment Grant Program is a community grant process open to all baseball and softball leagues as well as schools serving economically disadvantaged youth in the greater Pittsburgh area.  The program will award 20 equipment grants (with an average allocation of over $2,000 per grantee) to area non-profits who meet the program requirements.

Once all applicants are chosen, representatives from each youth organization will work with PIFBS to identify the greatest equipment needs for their respective organizations.  Pirates Charities and The Tull Foundation then work with PIFBS to ensure these needs are met and the equipment will be delivered in-person during a distribution event at PNC Park in March.

Program Eligibility:

  • Applicants must serve economically disadvantaged children.
  • Applicants must be located in one of 26 eligible Pennsylvania counties (Allegheny; Armstrong; Beaver; Bedford; Blair; Butler; Cambria; Centre; Clarion; Clearfield; Crawford; Elk; Erie; Fayette; Forest; Greene; Huntingdon; Indiana; Jefferson; Lawrence; Mercer; Somerset; Venango; Warren; Washington; Westmoreland)
  • Grant recipients must be able to attend a distribution event in March at PNC Park .
  • An Impact Report must be submitted by August 1, 2020.