Braves Foundation Donates $550,000 to Local Community in 2017

In a pregame ceremony on Tuesday, September 19, the Atlanta Braves Foundation announced it has contributed more than half a million dollars in cash and in-kind donations to the local community this year, and will award 43 local non-profit organizations with grants to fund their 2017-18 initiatives. 

"We are so very proud to support local organizations throughout metro Atlanta each year," said Braves Vice Chairman John Schuerholz. "The Atlanta Braves Foundation continues to assist a wide array of programs and initiatives that will help our community continue to thrive."

The Atlanta Braves Foundation is the non-profit arm of the Atlanta Braves, and raises money throughout the year through various initiatives such as a 50/50 game day raffle, auctions, memorabilia sales, luncheons, an annual golf tournament and more. Since its inception in 1994, the Braves Foundation has contributed $7 million in financial and in-kind assistance to community organizations. Through the generous support of Braves players and staff, sponsors and fans, the Atlanta Braves Foundation continuously strives to improve the quality of life for our youth. 

For more information on the Atlanta Braves Foundation and the grant program, visit

Summary of the 2017 Atlanta Braves Foundation Grants recipients and initiatives:

  1. Agape Youth and Family Center - Youth development afterschool program
  2. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Students and mental health campaign
  3. Angel Flight Soars, Inc. - Fly a Georgia Youth Program
  4. Anti-Defamation League - No Place for Hate anti-bullying campaign
  5. Arthritis Foundation of Georgia - Camp AcheAway
  6. Association County Commissioners of Georgia Civic Affairs Foundation - Parks and Recreation Internship Program
  7. Atlanta Ronal McDonald House Charities - Adopt-A-Family
  8. Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc - Trauma-informed parenting kits for adoptive families
  9. Camp Southern Ground, Inc. - Summer camp scholarships
  10. Camp Sunshine - Camp Sunshine's summer camp
  11. Center for Working Families - Family enrichment initiative
  12. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - AED's for athletic trainers in sports medicine programs
  13. Cobb County Public Schools Educational Foundation - Teach impact grants
  14. Cobb Health Futures Foundation - Healthy Youth-Healthy Futures initiative
  15. Cobb Police Athletic League -  Cobb Police Athletic League programs
  16. Communities in Schools Marietta/Cobb County - Dropout prevention
  17. Covenant House Georgia - Empowering homeless youth through recreational therapy
  18. CURE Childhood Cancer - Open Arms meal program
  19. Eagle Ranch - Maintenance for athletic equipment/facilities
  20. Everybody Wins! Atlanta - Power Lunch - literacy program
  21. Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc. - Basic care needs for foster and displaced youth
  22. Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation - WOW! Experiences for families experiencing cancer
  23. Kate's Club - Grief education for children
  24. L.E.A.D. Inc. - The Legacy League for Atlanta public high school students
  25. LaAmistad, Inc. - After school enrichment initiative
  26. Latin American Association - Latino Youth Leadership Academy
  27. Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc. - Gardens Are for Kids Program
  28. Lutheran Services of Georgia - A+ Parenting program


  1. Milford Girls Softball Association - Batting cage and backstop improvements 
  2. MUST Ministries - Feeding programs
  3. National Society to Prevent Blindness - Star Pupils: Healthy Eyes for Healthy Futures program
  4. Our Seeds Tomorrow - Cycling wellness program
  5. Piedmont Park Conservancy - Piedmont Park field trip program for students
  6. Rainbow Village - Afterschool programming for homeless youth
  7. Ser Familia - Services for Latino youth in Cobb County
  8. Special Olympics of Georgia - State Olympic Games
  9. Sweetwater Mission, Inc. - Warm coats for children
  10. The Center for Children & Young Adults - Transitional housing for homeless youth/young adults
  11. The Giving Kitchen - Crisis grants program
  12. The Urban League of Greater Atlanta - College & career initiative for high school students
  13. Villages at Carver Family YMCA - Braves Baseball Academy
  14. YMCA of Rome & Floyd County Georgia - Afterschool enrichment initiative
  15. Youth Empowerment Through Leading, Learning & Serving - Community Leadership & Service Learning