Cincinnati Reds Community Fund

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Cincinnati Reds Community Fund
Today’s Date: * Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 31-1790195
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2001
Address * 100 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
United States
County * Hamilton
Your Name * Sara Ingram
Your Title * Sponsorship and Events Manager
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (513) 765-7240
Executive Director’s Name * Charley Frank
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization?
Since its inception in 2001, the Reds Community Fund (RCF) has used baseball as a vehicle to enrich the lives of youth and to further develop the community. As an independent 501(c)3 non-profit affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club, the RCF strives to create free-of-charge programming that connects underserved children ages 4-18 to baseball and softball while providing educational and enrichment opportunities to help improve their futures. The RCF impacts over 50,000 kids and coaches from seven states annually with over $2 million invested into nine outreach initiatives.

RCF Outreach Programs consist of:
– P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy: state-of-the-art, year-round training complex for children ages four to eighteen.
– Reds Youth Baseball and Softball Funding: since 2005, the number of teams hosted has increased from 9 to over 600 annually.
– Reds Coaches Education and Training: efforts to recruit prospective coaches and to educate existing coaches in the urban-core.
– Reds Fun at Bat: focuses on baseball principles and character development for children pre-K to fifth grade.
– Match: pairs urban and suburban youth organizations together for special events.
– Greater Cincinnati RBI: provides young people from diverse communities with the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourage academic success, and teach the value of teamwork.
– Field Renovation: since 2006, more than $8 million has been invested into fields throughout Reds Country.
– Community Makeover: project between P&G, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Children’s and the Reds to upgrade a school or community center, an outdoor playground or garden, and a neighborhood ball field.
– Home Base: provides high school sophomores, juniors and seniors a week-long, overnight on-campus experience.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (5) Education
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists? The RCF has come a long way from the first outreach initiative implemented back in 2003. We have always been ahead of youth sport trends and continue to develop programming that benefits the community. Every RCF outreach program is developed with the same three objectives at its core:
•Grow interest in the games of baseball and softball
•Develop talent (primarily within the inner city)
•Elevate the athlete’s skill level both on and off the field
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. We have many volunteer opportunities throughout the year. All of our programs and events are listed on
Volunteer coordinator Sara Ingram
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 765-7240