UMPS CARE Charities

About UMPS CARE Charities

UMPS CARE Charities was founded through the compassion of Major League Baseball (MLB) umpires. UMPS CARE provides financial, in-kind and emotional support for America’s youth and families in need. Founded in 2006, UMPS CARE provides VIP experiences to participants from youth-based organizations and military families, visits to pediatric hospitals (complete with Build-A-Bear furry friends) and college scholarships. In addition, UMPS CARE supports families facing financial need within the baseball community.

Volunteer hours in 2023

Our Mission

The UMPS CARE mission puts into action our established creed, “Helping People is an Easy Call”. Through our youth-based programs, professional umpires enrich the lives of at-risk youth, children coping with serious illness and military families by providing memorable, once-in-a-lifetime, baseball experiences. Umpires make baseball magic on baseball fields across the country and give children reason to cheer by bringing Build-A-Bear Workshop experiences to them while they are undergoing rigorous medical treatment at hospitals. Through our scholarship initiative, we offer financial support to children adopted later in life. Our newest initiative, the Official Leadership Program, teaches sportsmanship, leadership and mentorship through the lens of baseball. We also provide on-the-field umpire mechanics lessons to these teens from underserved communities.

“The dedication that the Major League Umpires deliver to UMPS CARE has impacted thousands of young people and families in need.  It has always been a pleasure to see the organization’s exemplary service to others in the communities of our game.”

MLB Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr.



UMPS CARE Charities is proud to have been featured in national and local media, including MLB Network, Sirius XM, Yes NetworkUSA Today, The Athletic, ABC News, CNN, among others. Check out this VIDEO from USA Today spotlighting our hospital program! You can also find us on social media, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


UMPS CARE Charities is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Financial contributions are deductible under section 170 of the Code.

Federal Tax ID Number: 47-2451505