White Sox Charities announce annual grant donations

CHICAGO – Chicago White Sox Charities announced cumulative grant donations of more than $724,000 to 37 non-profit organizations.  The grant donations, coupled with other charitable donations, move the team’s total giving to nearly $17 million for nonprofit organizations since the inception of White Sox Charities.

The Chicago White Sox and the McCormick Foundation Fund announced that the Chicago White Sox Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, is awarding $610,000 to 30 Chicagoland non-profit organizations. The Chicago White Sox Community Fund is supported through a major grant from CWSC (Chicago White Sox Charities) and matching funds provided by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

In addition to the Chicago White Sox Community Fund donations, Chicago White Sox Charities is awarding $114,500 to seven agencies providing services throughout the community.   

“This year’s grant recipients all have displayed a remarkable commitment to the betterment of the community,” said Christine O’Reilly, senior director of community relations.  “We are thrilled to provide funding to organizations so devoted to improving the lives of countless Chicagoans.”

The grant recipients represent a list of causes and organizations across the Chicago metropolitan area that are committed to the fight against cancer, dedicated to improving the lives of youth through education and athletics, assisting at-risk children and families and supporting health and wellness programs.  White Sox Charities also made donations totaling nearly $700,000 to support the White Sox urban youth baseball initiatives and to funding non-profit organizations such as Working in the Schools and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, bringing the total amount of charitable donations in the past year to $1.41 million.

 All 37 organizations receiving grants will be recognized during a special on-field ceremony prior to tonight’s game with White Sox manager Robin Ventura and White Sox Charities President Scott Reifert, along with Robert R. McCormick Foundation President and CEO David Hiller.