Who Are We?
The Equality at the Plate Foundation is a nonprofit corporation in the state of Colorado. We are operated out of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Our goal is to collect and distribute funds in order to help low income and minority kids be able to have the same opportunities to learn, play, and succeed in the game of baseball as any other American kid would. Our funds aim to provide funding, equipment, registration fees, uniforms, field maintenance, travel, or any other costs associated with the expensive sport of baseball. Our work starts in Colorado Springs, CO, but we hope to be able to help wherever it is needed.
Hey, I'm Josh Kates, and I founded the Equality at the Plate Foundation in July of 2020 at the age of 16. I'm a Colorado Springs native. I've been involved with baseball my whole life. I play baseball at Air Academy High School, I umpire local leagues, and I coach younger kids. With all the racial inequality movements and protests in 2020, I decided I needed to do something to make a change. I wanted to make a change in the community I was most involved with, the baseball community. Through my years of playing I've begin to notice the overwhelming influence that money plays in baseball. To be good, you had to have and spend way too much money, and money separated the good leagues from the bad. That isn't okay, and I want to do whatever I can to fix it. Please support me and be a part of this process to revive our national pastime, change happens one person at a time!!!