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Marlins Charity Partner Empowerment Fund

Marlins Charity Partner Empowerment Fund
4 South Florida Organizations to Receive $25,000 Gift and Marlins "Charity Partner" Status for 2014 Season

As our signature program for awarding gifts to non-profits, the Charity Partner Empowerment Fund allows us to invest in innovative organizations that are impacting our local community. In addition to a $25,000 donation from the Marlins Foundation, organizations will benefit from unique and exciting offerings, including but not limited to:

• Pre-game Charity Partner Announcement Ceremony during 2014 Opening Night, Monday, March 31st.
• Charity Partner Day at Marlins Park includes media coverage and in-game promotional/fundraising opportunities.
• A partnership with Marlins Ayudan (Spanish for "help"), our front-office community service program, that responds to a variety of community needs and is now widely known as a corporate leader in volunteerism.
• Complimentary Ballpark Buddies tickets for local, underprivileged youth groups (where applicable).
• Access to Billy the Marlin, the Marlins Energy Team and more!

Established in 1999, The Marlins Foundation supports the Charity Partners of the Miami Marlins through philanthropy and service. The Foundation is committed to improving the lives of our youth through education, the arts and baseball, with a special focus on children with special-needs. The Foundation community partnerships and outreach efforts demonstrate the Marlins' leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility and civic engagement.


Thank you for applying for the 2014 Charity Partner Empowerment Fund. The deadline to submit pre-proposals was Friday, January 31st by 5:00 p.m. and the application is now closed.


Notification and invitations to complete a full-proposal will be sent by Friday, February 21st. We appreciate your participation and interest in becoming an official Miami Marlins Charity Partner.

For questions and information: Joanne Messing, Director of Foundation Partnerships, Marlins Foundation, jmessing@marlins.com.

    To be considered for a Marlins Charity Partner Fund, your organization should:
  • Provide direct and unique programming for youth through educational, arts and baseball related programming, more specifically by providing unique experiences for kids in our schools, parks and on the water.
  • Be designated as 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue code,
  • Operate within the following counties (required): Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach.
  • Demonstrate fiscal soundness (including at least a 3-year track record of success) and have clearly stated, measurable goals and objectives.
  • Gifts will not be made to individuals or national organizations who do not operate in South Florida.
  • Recipients understand and accept responsibility to participate in public relations activities associated with receipt of gift and will display Miami Marlins and/or Marlins Foundation logos acknowledging the gift.
  • Non-profits who are awarded gifts for two consecutive years may not apply for a third consecutive year.
  • An organization may submit one application per calendar year.
  • Applicants must first submit an online pre-proposal for review.
  • Pre-proposals will be reviewed by a Marlins internal-review committee and selected non-profits will be invited back to complete a full-proposal.
  • Full-proposals will be reviewed by the Marlins internal-review committee and a final recommendation will be made to the Marlins Foundation Board of Directors.
  • The Marlins Foundation Board of Directors will select the 2014 Charity Partners
  • Pre-proposal live (online): Friday, January 10, 2014.
  • Pre-proposal due (online): Friday, January 31st by 5:00 p.m.
  • Notification and invitation to full proposal: Friday, February 21st
  • Full proposals due (by invitation only): Friday, March 14th by 5:00 p.m.
  • Charity Partner Announcement: April 2014 (Date- TBD)