Mission: RBI Austin exists to engage and develop inner-city Austin youth athletically, academically, and spiritually, empowering them to lead the transformation of their communities.
To support our mission: you can make a tax-deductible contribution, Donate Here. 94% of our budget is funded by charitable contributions in order to make RBI affordable and accessible for inner-city Austin youth.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who does RBI Austin serve?
RBI Austin targets youth and families from Austin’s underserved communities. Jr. RBI is for boys and girls ages 4-12. RBI is for boys ages 13-18, and girls ages 13 – 15. In 2017, RBI Austin served 1,171 kids. All people are welcome to participate in RBI Austin programs regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay.
Is RBI Austin a nonprofit organization?
Yes. RBI Austin is part of the For the City Network, a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID 80-0329998).
Is RBI Austin faith-based?
Yes. RBI Austin’s mission and vision are driven by the gospel of Jesus Christ, and we provide opportunities for participants to be developed spiritually through optional mentoring and discipleship programs.
How is RBI Austin funded?
RBI Austin is 94% funded by contributions from individual donors, foundations and corporate sponsors. Our program revenues account for the other 6% of our budget.
What does “RBI” stand for?
RBI stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities.
Who started Major League Baseball’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program?
John Young, a former Major League Baseball player, developed the concept of RBI in 1989 to provide disadvantaged youth an opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball. To read more about how RBI was started click here.
How many RBI programs does Major League Baseball have?
There are approximately 300 Major League Baseball RBI programs established in more than 200 cities worldwide. Since the inception of the program, over 1 million children have participated in MLB RBI programs and annually more than 200,000 boys and girls play in an RBI league.
Who runs other RBI programs?
All RBI programs are run by local organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs, MLB and Minor League Baseball Clubs, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, independent baseball/softball organizations, and grassroots organizations. RBI Austin is under the umbrella of local nonprofit, The For the City Network.
What is RBI Austin’s relationship with Major League Baseball?
RBI Austin is an affiliate of Major League Baseball’s RBI program. While MLB serves as a resource for RBI Austin, it does not provide any funding toward RBI Austin’s operating budget.