In June 2015, Little League® Baseball and Softball announced a $4 million plan to help local Little League programs expand opportunity in their communities by providing financial assistance to these programs to ensure that all children have the ability to have a meaningful Little League experience. The initiative is called Grow the Game. The cornerstone of this initiative is the Little League Grow the Game Grant Program.
With different grants earmarked for League Enhancement, Little League Softball®, Little League Challenger Division®, Little League Urban Initiative, and for disaster relief, Little League has dedicated millions of dollars for 6,500 local Little League programs in more than 80 countries to use to grow the game in their home communities.
Since 2015, more than $3.5 million has been provided to more than 200 local leagues around the world and continues to find ways to grow the game at every level of the program. Below is a list of the local Little League programs who have benefited from the Little League Grow the Game Grant so far.