Get Involved

Step Up to the Plate

Few people will ever score a winning run or break a fabled record. But everyone can feel the exhilaration of being a hero to children in need of positive direction.  

Generous donors and sponsors enable the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to transform the lives of over 1.4 million kids annually in the most distressed communities. Our support team includes youth-serving organizations, coaches, educators, and law enforcement volunteers all helping to teach more youth invaluable life skills and give them transcendental experiences.

Your involvement makes a measurable difference in your community and beyond in places that need it most. Most of all, you let a child know that someone cares about their future.  

To discuss customized options for getting involved, contact Elise Lee, SVP, Resource Development, at 443-841-7044 or

National Reach, Local Impact

In 2023-24…

  • 1.4 million kids reached in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 824 youth partners and law enforcement agencies engaged at program sites in 331 cities/towns
  • 25,869 coaches, teachers, mentors, and law enforcement volunteers engaged in Foundation youth development programs
  • 465 fully operational mobile STEM Centers in 23 states impacting over 191,000 youth with the help of 10,500 youth mentors and teachers