FAQS

  • What is FixAField? FixAField is an interactive crowdfunding and fundraising platform specifically geared towards building, repairing, and beautifying baseball and softball fields worldwide. FixAField uses technology to connect baseball and softball field managers with donors, helping them reach their fundraising needs and project milestones. 
  • How does it work? If you are interested in making a contribution to a local baseball or softball field, or perhaps one in a different state or country, then this platform is for you.  Simply search for a field using the interactive map feature or by typing in a zip code or city. When you make a donation to a specific field, FixAField ensures that the money goes to the appropriate hands of the constituent representing the field.  All money flows are controlled by FixAField to ensure that the money raised goes directly in the appropriate hands. 
  • Who can register a Field? Park and Recreation Departments, Booster Clubs, Youth Baseball and Softball Leagues, Public and Private High Schools, Groundskeepers and Coaches may register the fields that they oversee. If you are a parent or just someone who wants to see your local fields improved, reach out to a member who oversees the field and let them know about FixAField!
  • Can FixAField list our field? Yes! We can list your field on behalf of your city or organization and collect money for you.  We will send you a check of the proceeds when the campaign is finished. 
  • What can a field raise money for? A baseball or softball field can raise money for anything they deem necessary that will improve the field(s) they are trying to raise money for.  This could be as little as a new infield rake and bases, to new bleachers, clay or fencing.  At FixAField, our mission is to help fields all over the world get the funding they need from the people who care.  
  • Do I have to reach my funding goal to withdraw money? No. You do not have to reach your funding goal in order to withdraw money. We understand that every little bit helps and so we want you to have access to your donations, even if it means you can only get new bases, tools or something small that can help your field.
  • Can we surpass our funding goal and still collect money? Yes!  You can continue to collect donations even when you surpass your funding goal.
  • Is it safe? Yes. All donations run through a secure payment gateway. FixAField uses the most up to date encryption technology to ensure privacy and security. We will NEVER give out your payment information or sell it to third parties. Our payment gateway provider is a certified Level 1 PCI Compliant Service Provider (the highest level), which requires an annual independent security audit of their processes and systems.
  • How does a field representative receive money that has been raised? Field Representatives that sign up and add their field to accept donations can receive money from our secure payment provider, WePay, at the click of a button! Once registering on FixAField, we automatically create a WePay account for you so that you can easily withdraw the funds you receive and get to work on your field as quick as possible. If you would rather FixAField collect donations on behalf of your field, then let us know. This is also an option!
  • What are FixAFIeld rankings? FixAFields rankings are how we rank each donor based on their contribution to Americas Pastime.  We want you to be a part of our movement. All donations are cumulative and can allow you to get into a different ranking tier over time. For example if you give $30 to a field of your choice in one year, you become a Single A donor.  If you give $25 three more times in the following year, you have moved up to Double A and your cumulative donation to date becomes $105.  
  • How do I get my name to not show up in the rankings section? To have your name not display in the rankings section, please select the checkbox labeled "Hide name and comment from everyone" when filling out a donation form and your name will not be included. If you have forgotten to hide your name, no worries, send us an email at support@fixafield.com and we will be glad to hide it for you. 
  • Do donors get charged a fee for donating?  No.  Donors will never be charged a fee when donating.  The amount a donor decides to donate is exactly what they will be charged.  All fees are applied to the recipient (field) receiving the donations.
  • How much do fields get charged when they receive their donations?   All fields are subject to two simple fees.  A 2.9% + .30c Payment Fee is applied to cover the costs of executing the donation payment from our provider and a 5% Administration Fee is applied to keep FixAField up and running!