Cubs Charities grant more than $1 million to Chicago-Area Nonprofits


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Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
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CHICAGO – Cubs Charities today teamed up with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to announce more than $1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations serving those in need in the Chicago area. McCormick Foundation’s Cubs Care has donated more than $20 million to Chicago nonprofit organizations since its inception. This is the 12th consecutive year more than $1 million has been donated to Chicago communities through Cubs Care and Cubs Charities. Cubs Care grants help organizations to provide youth health and wellness programs and education programs.

“Cubs Charities is proud to team up with the McCormick Foundation to support deserving nonprofit organizations serving those in need in our community,” said Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts. “Through our shared commitment to helping our community thrive, we are able to leave a lasting impact felt far beyond the Friendly Confines.”

Events such as the Bricks and Ivy Ball and Race to Wrigley Charity Run, along with activities such as the gameday 50/50 raffle, personal video board messages and contributions from Cubs players, fans and partners help raise funds for Cubs Care grants.

"Chicago is filled with passionate fans and caring neighbors,” said David Hiller, President and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. “For more than 25 years, the McCormick Foundation and Chicago Cubs have shared a commitment to supporting amazing community organizations that work to improve the lives of underserved youth and families across Chicagoland. Together, we will continue to build a stronger community for all of us in the years to come.”

The full list of organizations receiving grants includes:

Cubs Care, a McCormick Foundation Fund:
Academy for Urban School Leadership
Action for Healthy Kids
Breakthrough Urban Ministries
Center on Halsted
Chicago House
Chicago Parks Foundation
Chicago Public Library Foundation
Chicago Run
Chicago Scholars
Christopher House
Girls in the Game
Heartland International Health Center
Housing Opportunities for Women
Lake View and High Ridge YMCA
Metropolitan Family Services
OneGoal
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Tutoring Chicago
Union League Boys and Girls Clubs-Cubs RBI
Urban Initiatives
Cubs Charities:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
GiGi’s Playhouse
House of the Good Shepherd
Lakeview Pantry
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Misericordia Home
National Runaway Safeline
USO Military Youth Programs

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