Created in 1994, the Atlanta Braves Foundation helps communities and organizations in the Atlanta area. Their motto is: Live, Learn, Play, Serve, and Sustain. Since then they have donated over $7 million, and in-kind assistance to the communities within the Braves Country.
Atlanta Braves Foundation:
Their mission is to help the communities, children, and families in ‘Braves Country’. In 2020, they funded more than $2 million non-profit organizations within this area. In 2020, this foundation specifically funded areas within education, baseball development and player improvements, educational projects, social justice, Covid-19 relief efforts, safe return to play, literacy initiatives, and support for children battling cancer. Some of the 2020 recipients include CURE, Sunshine on a Ranney Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change, Advocates for Children, The Study Hall, La Amistad, and Hands On Atlanta.
Native American Working Group:
The Atlanta Braves have been working with leaders locally, like the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and national leaders as well. They have been working with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (ECBI) for close to 20 years and have created this organization to work on subjects relating to recognition, culture, education, history, and outreach. They have also banded with the Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns to address Native American issues within Georgia. This past July, the Braves had an inaugural night for the ECBI, where they had cultural dances, an informational booth about the Cherokee, on field recognition, Syllabary translation, and played the ‘We’re Still Here’ video prior to the game. They also sold a shirt with the word ‘ballplayer’ written in Syllabary on it where all proceeds went to the New Kituwah Academy and the Cherokee Speakers Council, and the Atlanta Braves Foundation matched this donation to help funding.
Reach Out, Be Our Guest:
This portion of the Atlanta Braves organization gives fans who would not be able to go to a game otherwise the opportunity to attend a Braves MLB game. These fans, who are all a part of a non-profit and community-based programs, are given tickets from players, coaches, and A-list members to attend a regular season Atlanta Braves game. Some players that are taking part in this program include: Daren O’Day, AJ. Minter, Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis, and Ender Inciarte. Tickets can be requested online through an application at the link below.
Braves Youth Baseball & Softball
MISSION: The Atlanta Braves are focused on growing the game of baseball & softball by creating events and programs that introduce, teach, play, support and celebrate the game year-round providing youth, parents, coaches and key influencers opportunities to grow their love and passion for the sport.
VISION: To be the leader within the baseball & softball community that develops youth holistically, providing avenues on and off the field to better one’s quality of life through education, exposure, and experience.