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Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Founded in 1995 as the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) is bigger than baseball, envisioning a city where every Angeleno, regardless of zip code, has the opportunity to thrive.


5 Submitted Ideas

  • PLAY ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Improving Access to Vibrant Parks in Limited-Income Communities through LADF’s 75 by 75 Dodgers Dreamfields

    With LADF’s 75 by 75 Dodgers Dreamfields, LADF will refurbish 75 Dodgers Dreamfields by 2033 -- the LA Dodgers’ 75th anniversary of moving to LA. These Dodgers Dreamfields will level the playing field for communities experiencing social injustices by ensuring youth have improved access to vibrant green spaces in their neighborhood. With a focus on equity and access, these Dodgers Dreamfields will also serve as resource hubs to deliver sports-based youth development programming, as well as resources in education, health care, and basic needs.

  • PLAY ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Leveling the Playing Field for Black Youth, Girls, and Teens through Dodgers RBI

    Through Dodgers RBI, LADF levels the playing field for low-income communities and those experiencing social injustices by making baseball/softball more accessible to racial/ethnic minority youth, refurbishing dilapidated fields in underserved areas, and delivering health, educational, racial equity and leadership development resources to promote healing for Los Angeles’ most vulnerable youth. Black youth, girls, and teens are significantly underrepresented in sports, and why we focus on recruiting these groups to participate in Dodgers RBI.

  • PLAY ·2020 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Winner

    Bigger than Baseball

    LADF will unveil three Dodgers Dreamfields at Gonzales Park, which honor Jackie Robinson and revive baseball and softball play in the area, as youth develop from T-ball to high school and college athletics. This project will also include features that further benefit the local community, such as Fitness and Training Zones (named for Kershaw’s Challenge), solar elements on scoreboards, PV carports and EV charging stations in the parking lot, and the LADF Science of Baseball curriculum for grades 3-8, that uses baseball as a fun STEM textbook.

  • PLAY ·2019 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Finalist

    BIGGER THAN BASEBALL: Creating Major League Communities

    Through Dodgers Dreamfields, we create vibrant spaces for communities to play and provide ample opportunities for community involvement at these sites. Through Dodgers RBI program, we aim to increase participation in baseball/softball by utilizing fitness clinics, baseball/softball clinics, mini festivals and MORE! We are confident that we will create access for over 310,000 youth this year alone, along with their families across 50 Dreamfields and 85 baseball/softball locations in the LA area.

  • PLAY ·2018 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Finalist

    Using the Power of Baseball to Engage 100,000 Angelenos in PLAY!

    The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, together with the support of partners, donors, and fans, will activate LA to get more kids, families, and communities active and energized to PLAY!