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Community Initiatives

Community Initiatives
Youth Education
Tribe Scholars
Tribe Scholars

The Cleveland Indians Tribe Scholars program is an awesome way for teachers to reward students for doing well in school!

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Health and Fitness

The Cleveland Indians supported the inaugural VeloSano cycling event to raise money for cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. The Indians also committed at least three years of support for the cause, contributed in-kind donations of more than $450,000 in media assets and Additionally sent a team of 23 riders from the Front Office staff who raised more than $50,000.


The Cleveland Indians partnered with TeamSmile, local dentists and P&G to provide critical dental services for 350 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland. A day of dental health education and fun activities allowed many children to receive dental care for the first time in their lives.

Volunteer Challange
Volunteer Challenge

Indians Volunteer Challenge with Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) - more than 198,555 hours of volunteer time to date.

  • In 2010, the Cleveland Indians and BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence created the Indians Volunteer Challenge. Through this program, community members can report their volunteer service to BVU and receive two tickets to an Indians game for four hours of service.
  • In 2014, 47,157 volunteer hours were filled
  • 64 local companies participated
  • 441 local nonprofits benefited

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Wives Association
Wives Association
  • The Cleveland Indians Wives Association is actively engaged in fundraising activities that give back to the community each year.
  • Charities supported - CIC, APL, Heart Assoc., Bright Hope, One Child Matters, Providence House
  • The Tribe Treasures Auction and Shirts Off the Players' Backs Auction raised $18,000 in 2013.
2014 Front Office Board Support

The Cleveland Indians have numerous Front Office staff members holding positions on local non-profit boards. We proudly support those staff members by giving both financial and in-kind donations each year.

  • Board Affiliations include:
  • American Red Cross of Cleveland
  • Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation
  • Bob Feller Museum
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland
  • Business Volunteers Unlimited
  • The Centers for Families and Children
  • Cleveland Animal Protective League
  • Cleveland Baseball Federation
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Cleveland Public Library
  • Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
  • Engage! Cleveland
  • The First Tee of Cleveland
  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
  • Historic Gateway Neighborhood
  • Medworks
  • Notre Dame College Athletic Advisory Board
  • Positive Coaching Alliance
  • Destination Cleveland
  • Providence House
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Stadium Managers Association
  • Suicide Prevention Education Alliance
  • Teach for America
  • United Way
  • WISE Cleveland