More than $1.1 million in grants made to Chicago area non-profits

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs today teamed up with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to announce more than $1.1 million in grants to non-profit organizations serving those in need in the Chicago area. This marks the 10th consecutive year more than $1 million has been donated to Chicago communities through Cubs Care, a McCormick Foundation Fund.

"Our annual Cubs Care grant luncheon is about empowering non-profit organizations in Chicago and providing the necessary resources to help communities in need," said Cubs Charities Chair Laura Ricketts. "We're proud to once again give more than $1 million to further these organizations' missions through Cubs Care and Cubs Charities and thank our fans for generously supporting the community events that make these donations possible."

"Chicago is filled with passionate fans and caring neighbors," said David Hiller, president and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. "We are honored to join the Chicago Cubs and the Ricketts family to support these amazing community organizations that are working tirelessly to improve the lives of underserved youth, adults and families across Chicagoland."

Through Cubs Care, more than $19 million has been donated to Chicago non-profit organizations since 1991. Events such as the Chicago Cubs Bricks and Ivy Ball, Race to Wrigley 5K Run presented by Athletico and Catch in the Confines, along with activities such as the Cubs Convention, personal score       board messages, financial contributions from Cubs players and private contributions from fans have helped raise funds for these efforts.

The 2014 grant recipients include Chicago Scholars, who provides college preparatory and persistence support to Cubs Scholars and Chicago's youth in need. A grant to the Chicago Parks Foundation will provide funding for more than 10,000 low-income and special needs youth to play baseball this summer. A donation to Union League Boys and Girls Club will expand baseball through Chicago with instruction and teamwork through Senior and Junior Cubs RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities). A contribution to Action for Healthy Kids will help two Chicago Public Schools incorporate healthy food choices and physical activity into their daily lives and into the culture of the school community.

The full list of organizations receiving grants includes:

Academy for Urban School Leadership

Action for Healthy Kids

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

Breakthrough Urban Ministries


Casa Central

Center on Halsted

Chicago Academy of Sciences

Chicago House

Chicago Parks Foundation

Chicago Public Library Foundation

Chicago Scholars

Christopher House

GiGi's Playhouse

Girls in the Game

Girls on the Run

Heartland International Health Center

House of the Good Shepherd

Housing Opportunities for Women

Lake View YMCA

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Metropolitan Family Services


Midtown Educational Foundation

Misericordia Home/Heart of Mercy Center

Mujeres Latinas en Acción

National Runaway Safeline

Night Ministry

Ravinia Festival Association

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Ronald McDonald House Charities


St. Joseph Hospital

St. Joseph Services

Swish Dreams

Tutoring Chicago

Union League Boys and Girls Clubs RBI

Urban Initiatives