Chicago Cubs Spotlight


Cubs charities mobilize the power of sport to champion youth, families, and communities.  They achieve this through sports-based youth development and academic programming, investment in safe places to play, and strategic grantmaking.

Their vision is to be recognized locally and globally for our collective work to encourage the love of sport and contribute to a more unified and thriving Chicago, where all youth, families, and communities have an equal opportunity to achieve their highest potential both on and off the field.


Cubs Jr. All-Stars

This is a multi-tiered program for children in kindergarten through eighth grade that blends fun sports instruction with activities that build social and emotional skills. 

Some of the program goals include:

  • Introduce the fundamentals of baseball/softball in a fun, non-competitive environment
  • Develop (age-appropriate) proficiency in core baseball/softball skills
  • Promote a love of the game

CASE Study Program

This is a sports executive study program for high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in sports but would otherwise not have an opportunity to get training, experience and tutelage necessary to pursue entry-level jobs in sports.

Cubs Scholar

This program offers Chicago inner-city high school student’s financial contributions and a team sponsored mentorship program that is designed to promote academic achievement.  The students that take part in this program are high potential students with demonstrated needs. Each recipient receives a $20,000 scholarship upon their enrollment in a four-year college or university. 

Diamond Project

The goal of the Diamond Project is to expand opportunities for children to play baseball and softball.  It also hopes to preserve green space in under-resourced neighborhoods and foster a love for the game.

Since 2014, the Diamond Project has committed nearly $8,900,000 to fund 90 capital improvement projects and more than $840,000 in grants to 72 youth baseball and softball programs to support operations and equipment needs.

Cubs Care, A fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation

More than $22 million has been granted to non-profit organizations by this fund since 1991.  This fund matches 50 percent for each dollar that is raised.  Together though this fund, the Cubs and Cubs Charities, hope to provide opportunities to success for Chicago’s children and cultivate the next generation of all-stars.

Cubs RBI

This program is part of the Major League Baseball youth outreach program.  Cubs RBI consists of summer baseball and softball leagues and a nine-month player development program.

Abby Bonebrake

Abby Bonebrake

Sports Philanthropy Network

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