How It Works

Pitch In For Baseball & Softball has helped more than 800,000 boys and girls around the world play baseball and softball. Whether it is a school, youth organization, team, or a volunteer stationed overseas, we will work with anyone who wants to give kids the joy of baseball/softball.

IMPORTANT: If you are requesting SOFTBALL equipment, visit our newly launched Pitch In For Softball’s website ( 

We require SEPARATE applications for baseball and softball equipment.  All softball applications received on the PIFB’s website will be returned and must be resubmitted on

We only have two criteria to assess eligibility:

  • The program must serve economically disadvantaged kids (18 and under)
  • Should your group be awarded an equipment grant, you must be able to cover the cost of shipping and related customs/taxes/fees (international projects)

We provide gloves, bats, balls, bases, catcher’s gear and uniforms. All we ask for in return is for grantees to complete a year-end report.

Things we don’t support:

  • Competitive travel teams (the type focused on showcases, scouting, etc.)
  • Programs for adults
  • Individual families/children


Does your group qualify? Start my application!

  • - If your program is located in any country other than the United States, answer YES to the above question and complete the INTERNATIONAL application.

    - If your program, school, team, or league is in the U.S., you would answer NO to this question and then select the type of program.