THE ATLANTA BRAVES FOUNDATION GRANT APPLICATION

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					April 17, 2011

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal to the Atlanta Braves Foundation.
Our current grant application is attached for you to complete and return. The application deadline
is July 29, 2011.

The Atlanta Braves Foundation actively supports community organizations and their programs
within the metro Atlanta area that focus on youth in the areas of education, recreation and health.

Since its inception in 1992, the Atlanta Braves Foundation has provided support to thousands of
metro Atlanta based organizations and has contributed more than $3.3 million in financial and in-
kind assistance to the community. The Atlanta Braves Foundation provides monetary grants to
organizations that aid children in the areas of education, recreation and health. In 2010, the
Braves Foundation awarded nearly $150,000 to youth-serving organizations in the Metro Atlanta
area.

Funds are raised each year through team-related activities including the Braves Foundation silent
auctions, Jerseys Off Our Backs and Foundation Weekend. Fans, sponsors, and baseball
enthusiasts support our efforts to raise this money that goes directly into the community –
improving the lives of our youth.

The Braves Foundation Board of Directors will review the grant applications and make the final
determination. The number of organizations funded by the Braves Foundation will depend upon
the quantity and quality of grant requests received as well as the success of fundraising efforts by
the Atlanta Braves Foundation.

We give all applications careful consideration. In order to accomplish this, the application
deadline is not flexible.

Thank you for your interest in the Atlanta Braves Foundation. We look forward to receiving your
application. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me at 404-
614-1539.

Regards,


Ericka Newsome-Hill
Executive Director
ALANTA BRAVES FOUNDATION GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES


Eligibility
Applicants must be exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and must
include a copy of your Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt determination letter.

Funding Priorities
Priority will be given to applicants who address opportunities for youth in the areas of education,
health and recreation.

Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted through July 29, 2011. All applications must be postmarked on or
before July 29, 2011.

Funding
Grants typically between $500 and $10,000 and may also be awarded in the form of in-kind
contributions.

Exclusions
The Atlanta Braves Foundation Grant Program does not fund the following:
    Non tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations
    Individuals
    Organizations that advocate religious beliefs or restrict participation on the basis of
       religion
    Schools (public or private)
    Sponsorships
    Capital and endowment campaigns
    Multi-year pledge requests

    Grants are not made for:
     Travel
     Salaries
     Annual fund drives
     Individuals
     Seed or start up funds
     Operational deficits
     Debt reduction
     Medical research
     Political activities
     Fundraising events sponsorships (golf, walks/run, dinner galas, advertisements, etc.)
     Scholarships/Endowment funds
     Multiple-year pledges
Site Visits
Site visits by representatives of the Board may be conducted as part of the final evaluation
process. The Foundation also has the right to make exceptions to its guidelines as deemed
appropriate. Regretfully, the Braves Foundation is unable to support all worthwhile causes.

Application Submission Procedures
Applicants must submit two (2) collated copies of the grant application and all attachments to be
considered for funding. No exceptions will be made. Applications must be typed. No
handwritten copies will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Please attach additional sheets if the form does not provide adequate space. If additional sheets
are attached, please be sure to reference the section number of the application that you are
addressing.



                                 MAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Please mail two (2) copies of the completed application and required attachments to:

Atlanta Braves Foundation
Grants Program
755 Hank Aaron Drive
Atlanta, GA 30315
                            2011 GRANT APPLICATION

*Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

                                  SECTION I
                        PROPOSAL SUMMARY FORM
1. Name of Organization: ________________________________________________
2. Date Established: ________________
3. Organization Contact: ________________________________________________
4. Title: ______________________________________________________________
5. Street Address: ______________________________________________________
6. City, State, Zip Code: _________________________________________________
7. Daytime Telephone Number: _____________ Cell Number __________________
8. Fax: ___________________________
9. E-Mail: _______________________________
10. Website Address: ________________________
11. Amount Requested: ______________________
12. Annual Operating Budget: _________________
13. Project Budget: __________________________
14. Mission Statement: ___________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
15. Brief Program Summary: ______________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

16. Program Timeline: ___________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

17. Has your organization received a previous grant from the Atlanta Braves
Foundation? YES     NO If YES, please include summary stating 1) Date, 2) Amount
3) How funding was used.
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
                                SECTION II
                         ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND


18. Brief history of organization (e.g. structure, staffing):
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

19. Describe your organization’s mission, programs, communities and clientele served
(if a collaborative effort, please describe the roles of the partnering entities):
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

20. Will these funds be spent within the metro Atlanta area? Yes / No

21. Geographic area served:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

22. What is the primary source of fundraising?_________________________________

23. List the current sources of funding and amounts for proposed program:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

24. Total operating budget for current year: _____________ Fiscal year ends: _____

25. What percentage of your total operating budget is spent on: Fundraising ______%
    General administration ______%

26. Are you a United Way agency? Yes _________ No __________

27. If yes, what percentage of your funding comes from the United Way? _______%

28. Attach names/affiliations of Executive Director and Board of Directors on separate
sheet.



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                 GRANT APPLICATION/PROJECT PROPOSAL

1. Describe the grant request including program goals, objectives and timeline:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

2. How will children benefit from this specific project?
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

3. Approximate number of children that will be affected by this grant: ______________

4. Total funds requested: ______________

5. Total fundraising requirements for this project: _________________

6. Have funds already been committed to this project? ___________
   If yes, how much? ______ Source of current funding? _________

7. What plans does the organization have for future or additional funding for this
   program?
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

8. Describe the process for evaluating existing and/or proposed program(s).
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

                                      SECTION IV

Please include copies of the following documents along with two typed copies of your
application. Applications submitted without these materials will not be considered.
   1. Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt determination letter.
   2. Line-item budget for the organization for the current year.
   3. A budget displaying how the requested grant money will be spent.
   4. Your organization’s most recent financial statement, including an income
        statement & balance sheet.
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