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Below is a list of some of our most frequently asked questions. If something isn't covered below, feel free to reach out to us. 

  • Who is eligible for a baseball dream?
    Any child between the ages of 4 and 18 years old who is a U.S. citizen, resident of Wisconsin, and has met one of our dream conditions (certified life-threatening illness, critical injury, or a death in the immediate family) and has not had another baseball dream grant is eligible for consideration.
  • Why is the minimum age 4?
    The mission of our foundation is to make baseball dreams come true for children. We require the dream recipient to be of "baseball playing age" to qualify.
  • Do softball dreams qualify, too?
    Absolutely! The baseball theme extends to girls and their passion for softball as well.
  • What are some examples of a baseball dream?
    Jackson's passion was baseball, so our foundation's grants consist of "baseball related" dreams, gifts, and experiences. This could be new equipment (glove, bat, cleats, etc.), baseball team gear (shirts, hoodies, jersey, hats, etc.), autographed items, tickets to a game, scholarships, training, meeting (or communicating) with your favorite baseball player, or all the above! Anything baseball related will be considered. We strive to find out as much as possible about the dream recipient during the application process so we can tailor make a baseball dream just for them.
  • Are these Dream grants done in groups or individually?
    We do not conduct group events or camps. The Jackson Sparks Foundation dream experience focuses on a single child and their family, one family at a time.
  • Is my contribution tax deductible?
    The Jackson Sparks Foundation is a tax-exempt organization, as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore your donation to the Jackson Sparks Foundation qualifies as a tax-deductible donation to the full extend of the law. Our federal tax ID number (EIN) is: 87-438068 You should consult a tax professional to determine the exact tax advantages of any gift you are considering.
  • Does the dream family have to meet income qualifications before a child can receive a baseball dream?
    No. Income is not a consideration in determining whether a child is eligible to receive a baseball dream.
  • What is the source of funding?
    The Jackson Sparks Foundation finances its work through individual contributions, corporate donations, grants and planned gifts. A portion of the cost of dreams may come in the form of in-kind contributions from partners, organizations, sponsor companies to lessen the cost of goods and services. The Jackson Sparks Foundation does not solicit contributions over the phone or door-to-door.
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