Established in 1997, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation focuses its efforts on three main areas of need: homelessness, indigent healthcare and children's programs of all types, including education and youth baseball field development. In addition, the Foundation has created strategic programs that address the needs of our community including veterans, police, teachers, and firefighters - just to name a few. To date, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation have made charitable contributions totaling more than $45 million to non-profit organizations from across Arizona.
Bring a canned vegetable, boxed cereal, bag of beans, rice, pasta, peanut butter or jelly (in plastic) to Chase Field on Friday, September 9 or make a tax-deductible donation at the D-backs Authentics Store at Section 134 to support the purchase of milk which is the most requested but least donated item! Learn more »
Join the D-backs and Phoenix Children's Hospital as we "Go Gold" in September to help raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer programs. On Friday, September 16 tune in to the D-backs vs. Dodgers at 6:00 p.m. on Fox Sports Arizona to purchase exclusive memorabilia and merchandise with all proceeds benefitting Goldy's Fund for Kids and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Learn more »
The D-backs and Safelite have stepped up to the plate this summer to help keep kids safe through the Triple Play Summer for Kids program. The program will focuses on three areas of child safety: child car seat safety, bike helmets and bicycle safety, and sun and water safety. Visit dbacks.com/tripleplay to learn more.
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation partners with Breakthru Beverage on the "Break a Bat, Plant a Tree" initiative. Each time a D-backs pitcher breaks a bat of an opposing player during the 2016 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Breakthru Beverage Arizona will make a charitable contribution to provide shade trees in Phoenix-area parks. Visit dbacks.com/breakabat to learn more.
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation launched the D-backs Give Back Youth Jersey Program in the Spring of 2014 in response to the financial crisis that many Arizona little leagues were facing. Providing at-risk leagues with high-quality jerseys and caps, the D-backs Give Back Youth Jersey Program has significantly offset diminishing resources and allowed participating leagues to reallocate funds toward equipment, registration fees and facility improvements. In partnership with Fry's Food Stores, Tide and Western Refining the program includes 75 leagues across Arizona with more than 40,000 participating youth baseball and softball players. Visit dbacks.com/jerseyprogram to learn more.
Each year, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation awards deserving non-profit organizations with Program Grants and Grand Slam Awards. Program Grants are given statewide to non-profit organizations in the amounts of $1,000 to $5,000. The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has awarded 1,170 program grants totaling more than $5.1 million since 1998. The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation began awarding Grand Slam Award grants in 2002 to make a larger impact on community organizations by providing a grant in the amount of $15,000-$100,000. Since 2002, the D-backs have awarded 51 Grand Slam Awards totaling more than $4.2 million. All 501(c)3 non-profit organizations in Arizona are welcome to apply for funding. Visit dbacks.com/grants to learn more or to apply for a D-backs grant.
Since 2000, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has built or refurbished 38 youth baseball and softball fields across Arizona as part of the "Diamonds Back" Field Building Program representing a charitable investment of more than $10 million. In partnership with APS and a charitable gift from individual players, the program has allowed children from across the state to play baseball and softball at quality facilities. The fields generally feature new lights, an electronic scoreboard, new fencing and backstops, new irrigation and new grass and dirt. Learn more »
In 2012, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation partnered with the University of Phoenix to launch the D-backs School Challenge, a statewide grant program that challenged public, private and charter schools to "make their best pitch" for a $5,000 grant. The charitable grants have helped schools from across the state with innovative programs such as vocational activities for special education students, digital sculpting for animation art classes, community gardens, after school fitness classes and much more. Through the School Challenge program, the D-backs have provided more than 120 schools with grants for an overall monetary commitment of more than $600,000 since the program launched in 2012. Visit dbacks.com/schoolchallenge to learn more.
The Michael Wogan D-backs Season Ticket Scholarship program, which was created in 2008 as the first-of-its-kind in all of sports, awards fans experiencing financial hardships season tickets to attend D-backs games at Chase Field. In 2011, the D-backs announced that the Season Ticket scholarship program would honor the legacy of Wogan, a past recipient of the scholarship, who lost his life in the Reno air show tragedy on Sept. 16, 2011. Learn more »
The Arizona Diamondbacks are honored to host a variety of outreach programs and initiatives that help support and improve the lives of our Military heroes. Learn more »
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Chase joined forces to help revitalize struggling high school baseball and softball programs in Arizona. The "Chase Your Dreams" program provides financial support, equipment and supplies, facility improvements and field maintenance training to local high school baseball and softball programs. Visit dbacks.com/chaseyourdreams to learn more.
In 2012, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Helios Education Foundation and College Success Arizona teamed up to provide four-year college scholarships to Arizona High School seniors. The D-backs Helios Scholarship program represents a $1 million commitment to education for Arizona students in charitable support from the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and a $500,000 match from the Helios Education Foundation. The program targets students who have completed a college preparatory program, demonstrate academic strength and a compelling desire to attend college, with a priority given to students with limited financial resources. Watch highlights »
To help lift the spirits of the kids in our community, Arizona Diamondbacks players regularly visit young patients at St. Joseph's Hospital and Phoenix Children's Hospital during the season. In addition to visiting with patients, the players sign autographs, take photos and distribute D-backs gift bags for young fans going through tough times. Learn more »
Every December, the Arizona Diamondbacks and University of Phoenix team up and turn Chase Field into a winter wonderland for the annual Winter Classic event. 600 students from various local Title I schools and non-profit agencies are invited to participate in this holiday event filled with gifts and engaging activities. Each participating student receives a brand new pair of athletic shoes, two books, a drawstring bag and a D-backs sweatshirt. Activities include photos with Santa at the North Pole, the University of Phoenix Reading Corner, a Science of Baseball station, musical education with the Phoenix Symphony, an animal petting zoo courtesy of the Phoenix Herpetological Society, a holiday craft station, wiffleball and an agility zone with D-backs coaches and trainers, and more. Watch highlights »
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo teamed up to host the 18th annual D-backs District 5 Jam. The D-backs welcomed over 1,000 students from 21 local schools to Chase Field on April 6 for a special day that included a parade around the warning track. Each student received a game ticket, t-shirt and a food voucher for lunch at the ballpark.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are proud to partner with Major League Baseball to support and raise awareness for a variety of community outreach programs and initiatives.
In partnership with Major League Baseball, each year the D-backs host ALS Awareness Day at Chase Field. Representatives from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the ALS Association Arizona Chapter and ALS TDI are invited to Chase Field to help raise awareness in the fight against ALS. The day includes a special pre-game celebration on the field, 4-ALS stickers and pins handed out at the entrance gates and informational and awareness tables set up on the main concourse.
Few people have meant more to the game of baseball - and America for that matter - than Jackie Robinson. By breaking baseball's color barrier with his historic debut on April 15, 1947, the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer helped pave the way for equal rights for every United States citizen. Our goal is to continue to recognize this momentous event that changed the social fabric of America. Every year on April 15th, our game honors Jackie's legacy by celebrating his inspiring life, values and accomplishments.
Not long after recording his 3,000th career hit, Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente died in a plane crash while delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Clemente exemplified baseball's unique responsibility as a social institution and its ability to improve people's lives. MLB and the D-backs celebrate Clemente's dedication to public service while recognizing players' efforts to give back to their communities. Roberto Clemente Day was established in 2002 to increase awareness of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevy, and particularly to the local recipients and their efforts in the community.
As America's national pastime, Major League Baseball has the social responsibility to support those who have truly made sacrifices on our behalf. Welcome Back Veterans was created to honor America's brave servicemen and women and help them make a successful transition back to civilian life.
Major League Baseball, the D-backs and the American Academy of Dermatology are committed to educating players and fans about the dangers of sun exposure and skin cancer. Play Sun Smart helps communicate this message by focusing on the importance of proper sun safety.
In partnership with the Major League Baseball Players' Association, the D-backs invite 50 underprivileged children to Chase Field each season where they participate in a unique and fun question and answer session with D-backs players. The children each receive tickets to the game, a T-shirt and food vouchers for dinner at the ballpark.
Major League Baseball and the D-backs are proud to partner with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to "Go to Bat Against Breast Cancer". Our goal is to increase breast cancer awareness and early detection while raising funds to support breast cancer research. In seeking a cure for this all-too-pervasive disease, MLB and the D-backs stand with the countless women and their families affected each year.
On Father's Day, Major League Baseball and the D-backs join with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to heighten awareness of prostate cancer and support its eventual eradication. The Home Run Challenge encourages fans to pledge money for each home run hit during the week of Father's Day to benefit PCF. Our effort seeks to communicate the importance of early detection and generate funding for ongoing research.
The D-backs team up with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society each year to host 100 youth at Chase Field to teach them valuable lessons regarding the importance of exercise and the dangers of steroids. The children learn exercises from the D-backs training staff and participate in a question and answer session with a D-backs player about the importance of living healthy.