Welcome to the Ernie Camacho Educational Foundation

Our Story

Further your Education. Live a Healthy Lifestyle. Build your Community.

Education is the key

While sports is critical, Education is vital

The Ernie Camacho Educational Foundation (ECEF) was named after former Major League Baseball player and lifelong Salinas resident Ernesto Camacho. The mission of ECEF is to promote post-secondary education awareness and access as well as increase sports participation among low income and underprivileged youth and families in East Salinas. The ECEF is a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated for charitable and educational purposes in accordance with Section 501(C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The ECEF has simple goals in mind:

  • Help underprivileged youth further their education.
  • Provide higher education scholarship opportunities.
  • Provide financial support to achieve all our mission statement goals.
  • Provide a free annual athletic clinic that includes past Major League Baseball players.

Accomplishments To-Date:

  • 2018: Provided Boy Scout registration and uniforms for youth at Jesse Sanchez Elementary School and Martin Luther King Elementary School located in Salinas, California.
  • 2017: Provided six five-hundred dollar scholarships for local East-Salinas high school Seniors.
  • 2017: Provided 2nd annual free “Legends for Youth” baseball clinic with past MLB players leading instruction.
  • 2017: Provided free Little League Baseball Clinic at Sherwood Little League baseball field.
  • 2017: Provided free Little League and Pony League baseball clinic at Salinas Sports Complex.
  • 2016: Provided 1st Annual Free “Legends for Youth” baseball clinic with past MLB players leading instruction.
  • 2015: Provided first-ever free baseball clinic at North Salinas High School for kids of all ages.


Learning is the key

Our educational foundation’s primary focus is to provide educational opportunities to our underprivileged youth residing in the city of Salinas.

Healthy Living

Maintain a healthy lifestyle for longevity

We encourage healthy diets, along with great exercise, to maintain the proper lifestyle and value you deserve.


Be great at what you do!

With great athletics, comes great classwork!  Not only do you work hard in the classroom, you are also trying your absolute best in whatever sport you play.

Provide an opportunity to our future stars

With the help of our community and sponsors, we are able to provide a better future for student-athletes.
Donate today so we can provide more to our community!

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