The Rod Dedeaux Foundation has partnered with Pitch in for Baseball to raise funding for its programs and services. Founded in 2005, Pitch In For Baseball (PIFB) is a global nonprofit organization that helps to increase access to baseball and softball for boys and girls around the world. PIFB is the leader in collecting new and gently used baseball equipment and getting it to kids who otherwise not be able to play ball.
Partnerships with baseball industry stakeholders, including Major League Baseball’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) and Little League, ensure that they support the most under-resourced communities. PIFB’s global reach and diverse partnerships enable us to get equipment virtually anywhere in the world, which positions us well to help companies achieve their philanthropic goals on local or global levels through three core programs:
Domestic and International Equipment Grants – Leagues, schools, and community organizations apply to PIFB to receive equipment. Since 2005, PIFB has given more than $4 million worth of equipment to help hundreds of thousands of kids in almost every state in the U.S. and more than 80 countries internationally play ball.
Disaster Relief Program – In times of tragedy, children are the most affected. Baseball can help to restore a sense of normalcy amidst the chaos. PIFB has assisted with relief efforts in NY/NJ shoreline following Hurricane Sandy; Joplin, MO; the Gulf Coast region; and Japan.
Kids Helping Kids: Youth Philanthropy – About 90% of the equipment PIFB has available for equipment grants comes from the efforts of motivated, caring kids who run collections and fundraisers on PIFB’s behalf.