Cubs Charities and Cubs Care grant more than $1 million to Chicago-area nonprofits

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. The McCormick Foundation, through Cubs Care, has donated more than $21 million to Chicago nonprofit organizations since its inception. This is the 13th 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.

"Today, we celebrate our shared victories with 26 deserving nonprofits across Chicago," said Cubs Charities Chair Laura Ricketts. "Together, we are transforming dreams into reality by providing Chicago's kids with the resources and support they need to be their best on and off the field."

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 videoboard messages and contributions from Cubs players, fans and partners, help raise funds for Cubs Care, which is matched at fifty percent by the McCormick Foundation and then granted to the community.

"We know the Chicago Cubs and their fans believe in creating communities that thrive," said David Hiller, President and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. "Together, we are investing in great front-line programs that provide vital services to children, adults, and families. We are incredibly proud to support these efforts, knowing that they help build stronger communities."

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 and Social Service Agency

Chicago Parks Foundation

Chicago Public Library Foundation

Chicago Run

Chicago Scholars Foundation

Girls in the Game

Heartland International Health Center

Housing Opportunities for Women

Metropolitan Family Services



Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Union League Boys and Girls Clubs - Cubs RBI

Urban Initiatives


Cubs Charities:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

Christopher House

GiGi's Playhouse

Good Sports

House of the Good Shepherd

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Misericordia Home

National Runaway Safeline

USO Military Youth Programs