Cardinals Care Spring Grant Cycle to Aid More Than 70 Non-Profits

ST. LOUIS (April 17, 2012) – Cardinals Care will distribute $133,000 to 71 area non-profit groups that support local kids during a ceremony Wednesday at Busch Stadium. Cardinals’ players, executives and Fredbird will all take part in the afternoon event. Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children, has invested nearly $18 Million since its inception in 1997, in “Caring for Kids” both on and off the baseball field. 

Who: Cardinals Care along with Cardinals’ players, executives, Fredbird and hundreds of children and representatives from many of the organizations who will benefit from the Cardinals Care Grants.

What: Cardinals Care Spring Grant Ceremony

Where: Guests & Media are asked to check-in beginning at 2:15 p.m. at Gate Three, located on the third-base side of Busch Stadium.

When: The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.


Over the last 15 years, Cardinals Care has provided nearly $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations and built 19 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods.  Cardinals Care also runs the innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids in Missouri and Illinois who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year.  Fans may now make a tax-deductible donation to Cardinals Care on-line at


2012 Spring Grant Recipient

Action for Autism

Agape in Motion Incorporated

Almost Home, Inc.

America SCORES St. Louis

American Diabetes Association

Annie's Hope - The Bereavement Center for Kids


Boy Scouts of America, Greater St. Louis Area Council

Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield

Boys Hope Girls Hope

Burns Recovered Support Group

Care and Counseling, Inc.

Casa de Salud

CHADS Coalition for Mental Health

Chakota Therapeutic Riding Center

Christian Activity Center (CAC)

College Summit - St. Louis

Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home

Delta Dental

Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of Franklin County

Discovering Options

Douglas County CHART

Emmaus Homes, Inc.

Episcopal City Mission

Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc.

Family Advocacy and Community Training (F.A.C.T.)

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition

Gateway 180

Girls Incorporated of St. Louis

Greater St. Louis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Haven House St. Louis

Helmets First!

Joint Neighborhood Ministry

Kell Grade School


Kids First Sports Inc.

Kids' Place

Lemay Child & Family Center

Lift for Life Gym, Inc.

Little Flower School

Loyola Academy of St. Louis

National Council of Jewish Women - St. Louis Section

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse-St. Louis Area

New Vision Counseling

Northside Community Center, Inc.

Our Lady of Guadalupe School

Our Little Haven

PedNet Coalition, Inc.

Pemiscot County Initiative Network (PIN)

Perry Christian Academy

Progressive Youth Connection

Ready Readers

Ritenour School District (Cardinal Ordinates)

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.

Sherwood Forest Camp, Inc.

Sinai Family Life Center


SSDN (South Side Day Nursery)

St. Louis Internship Program

Star Enterprises, Inc.

TBOC Christian Church

Team Mascoutah Athletic Association

The Community Partnership

The Learning Tree

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Magic House

The Nehemiah Program

The Studio Place

TRP Community Resource and Development Center

Whole Kids Outreach

Youth and Family Center