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Cubs Charities Diamond Project

Chicago Cubs Charities Diamond Project
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An active community is a healthy community. It is one that offers youth the chance to play, supports the civic spirit of sportsmanship and encourages members of the community to become active in children's lives as coaches, mentors, caretakers and allies.

The goal of the Cubs Charities Diamond Project is to expand opportunities for children to play baseball and softball, create or preserve green space in underserved neighborhoods and to foster a love for the game. Through the Diamond Project, Cubs Charities provides funds and equipment to nonprofit, neighborhood-based organizations to support baseball and softball leagues and capital improvement projects that improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local baseball fields or indoor training facilities.

Since 2014, the Cubs Charities Diamond Project has invested more than $5 million to fund 45 capital projects, support 28 youth leagues and provided new sports equipment to kids and programs throughout 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 support the following categories:

  1. Capital Improvement:
    • Field Surface Grants: Help finance the resurfacing of baseball fields.
    • General Field/Stadium Support: Capital projects not associated with the actual field.
    • Field Maintenance: Upkeep of Diamond Project locations funded in previous grant rounds.
    • Indoor Training Amenities: Equip gymnasiums or facilities with amenities that will allow for indoor play and baseball skills training during the offseason.
  2. Program: Expand opportunities for youth to play baseball and softball including operating expenses, marketing support, etc.
  3. Equipment: Provide youth and community members with baseball and softball equipment.

Apply for Equipment Donation

On March 22 at 10:00 a.m. CDT, Cubs Charities will host an information session for organizations interested in learning more about Diamond Project capital grants. RSVP your attendance to diamondproject@cubs.com.

In 2017, Cubs Charities awarded more than $1 million in Diamond Project grants including:

Capital:
  • Ada Park Advisory Council
  • Athletes for Christ Association/Dawes Park
  • Archer Manor Little League
  • Carver Park Advisory Council
  • Kells Park Community Council
  • LaGrange Park Little League
  • Loyola Park
  • Mather High School
  • Mayfair Park Advisory Council
  • Morgan Park High School
  • Oz Park Advisory Council
  • Warren Park Youth Baseball League
Equipment:
  • B.I.G Baseball Academy
  • Canaryville Little League
  • Garfield Park Little League
  • Near West Little League
  • Roberto Clemente Little League
  • Teamwork Englewood
Program:
  • Athletes for Christ Association
  • AUSL Middle School Baseball
  • Blue Jays-Salvation Army
  • BUILD Peace League
  • Chicago Comets
  • CHIP/Dvorak Park Little League & Softball
  • Englewood Police Youth Baseball League
  • Future Entrepreneurs of America
  • Garfield Park Little League
  • Hamlin Park Association Inc.
  • Horner Park North-West Little League & Softball
  • Kilbourn Park Little League
  • Little Village Little League
  • Little Village Summer Softball League
  • Ludeman Stingers
  • Lost Boyz Inc./Rosemoor Little League & Softball
  • Near South Little League
  • Nettelhorst Baseball Club
  • Oz Park Baseball Association & Softball
  • Roberto Clemente Little League of Chicago & Softball
  • Roseland Little League
  • Warren Park Youth Baseball League
  • Welles Park Parents Association & Softball
  • West Lawn Little League