- Signature Programs
A thriving community is a healthy community - one that offers youth the chance to play, supports the civic spirit of sportsmanship, and embraces elders as coaches, mentors and allies. Local athletic fields make it happen.
The goal of the Cubs Charities Diamond Project is to expand opportunities for children to play baseball, create or preserve green space in underserved neighborhoods and to foster a love of baseball. Through the Diamond Project, Cubs Charities provides funds to non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations to support capital improvement projects that improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local baseball fields or indoor training facilities with the technical assistance of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago.
The Diamond Project is supported by Cubs Authentics, the premier outlet for all MLB authenticated, game-used and autographed Cubs memorabilia.
Cubs Charities Diamond Project grant resources fall into the following categories:
For non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations, and schools in the Chicago area, an informational session will be held Wednesday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. at the Audi Club at Wrigley Field. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
The application process for Capital Improvement Grants only is now open through June 3, 2016. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Since 2014, Cubs Charities has awarded nearly $900,000 in capital improvement grants to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local baseball fields or indoor training facilities. Recent grantees include:
In 2016, Cubs Charities awarded over $100,000 in program grants to youth baseball and softball organizations to support equipment costs and operations: