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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.
Cubs Charities Diamond Project grant resources fall into the following categories:
The application process for organizations interested in funding through the Cubs Charities Diamond Project is now closed.
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Cubs Charities is proud to announce the recipients of Diamond Project grants, which are designated to improve the quality and safety of local baseball fields throughout the Chicago area. The goals of the Cubs Charities Diamond Project are to expand opportunities for children to play baseball year-round, create or preserve green space in underserved neighborhoods, and to foster a love of baseball. The Diamond Project is intended not only to respond to the immediate shortage of playing fields, but also to build an infrastructure through partnerships and resident involvement that will sustain these open spaces for community use while increasing the number of kids playing baseball throughout Chicago.
With technical assistance from LISC Chicago, Cubs Charities has identified neighborhoods in need of new or improved baseball fields and facilities, each of which demonstrated a commitment to maintaining and using the space for youth safety and community programming.
Through the Diamond Project, Cubs Charities is awarding $330,985 to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local baseball fields or indoor training facilities. The grantees for the 2014 Cubs Charities Diamond Project are: