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


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Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

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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