Developing the next generation of leaders starts with a strong foundation in health and fitness. The Cubs work with several organizations to emphasize the values of physical fitness through baseball and softball.
A sports executive study program for high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in sports – and perhaps careers in sports – but who would otherwise not have the opportunity to get the training, experience and tutelage necessary to pursue entry-level jobs in sports.
Education empowers communities. Providing children and young adults with the support and resources needed to excel in school creates a positive learning environment and opens a wealth of opportunities for our next generation of leaders. The Cubs support citywide programs that promote education and college persistence.
An active community is a healthy community. It offers youth the chance to play while supporting sportsmanship and encouraging members of the community to become active as coaches, mentors, caretakers and allies.
The McCormick Foundation, through its fund Cubs Care, has granted more than $22 million to Chicago nonprofit organizations since 1991. Cubs Care grants are awarded to designated 501(c)(3) organizations. Grant consideration is given to organizations that have been in existence for at least three years and request support for programs in operation for at least a year.
Cubs RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) youth program designed to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball among youth. Cubs RBI consists of a summer baseball and softball league and a nine-month player development program.