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Grant Guidelines

The McCormick Foundation, through its fund Cubs Care, has granted more than $18 million to Chicago non-profit organizations since 1991. Cubs Care grants are awarded to 501c3 designated organizations. Priority in consideration is given to organizations which have been in existence for at least three years and request support for programs in operation for at least a year.

Program Guidelines

Grants from Cubs Care, a fund of the McCormick Foundation respond to applications from eligible organizations serving the following people or addressing the Primary Interests detailed below.

Primary Interests

  • Youth Sports - to support programs that use sports to positively impact the health and/or academic performance of children and youth.
  • Child/Youth Education - to help children and youth achieve academic success, complete high school, and enter post-secondary education programs.
  • Health and Wellness - to support programs that promote healthy living practices and provide access to health care services to low income individuals.

Geographic Priorities

  • Chicago Metropolitan region. Health & Wellness efforts are focused in the immediate area of Wrigley Field, which includes Lakeview, Uptown and Lincoln Park.

The Letter of Inquiry process will only be available through the on-line process this year. Check back for information on the 2015 grantmaking cycle.

The McCormick Foundation does not make grants to programs that would financially benefit the Chicago Cubs.