Grant Recipients of White Sox Charities and The White Sox Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund
List as of 4/1/2015
Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities
Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities (CBCC) supports cancer research, education and patient care programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Children's Memorial Hospital, with more than $12.4 million being donated since the organization's founding in 1970.
Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University School of Medicine
Grant supports the annual Survivor's Walk and Celebration, which provides a unique opportunity to celebrate survivorship among cancer survivors, their families and friends and all those who have been touched by cancer.
Advocate Charitable Foundation Pediatric Oncology Survivorship in Transition Program (POST)
Oak Lawn, Ill.
Chicago White Sox Charities supports the POST (Pediatric Oncology Survivorship in Transition) program for survivors of childhood cancers to identify the late-effects of pediatric cancer and its treatment, and to enable survivors to lead healthy lives.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
Grant supports the site based program at Valentine Boys and Girls Club, which provides Chicagoland at-risk youth with quality, high impact one-on-one mentoring relationships.
Grant supports the club's Underserved Outreach Program in its commitment to reach medically underserved communities free of charge. This has included outreach activities in Chicago hospitals and medical centers, their Transportation Assistance Program, free supervised child play and bilingual materials.
Holy Cross-Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish
Grant supports the expansion of youth programs, which increase awareness, understanding and practice of good nutrition habits, fitness and positive thinking and leadership among youth in the Back of the Yards community.
Grant supports the Personal Effectiveness Program, which addresses the behavioral needs of residents through the use of visual support and schedules as well as a lower census to increase opportunities of learning. PEP participants gain valuable coping skills and learn positive replacement behaviors to improve their quality of life.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Grant to underwrite a scholarship awarded to a Chicago-area college student. JRF's hands-on, four-year scholarship program includes peer and professional mentoring, internship placement, extensive leadership training, international travel and community service options, the conveyance of practical life skills and a myriad of networking opportunities.
Shore Community Services
Grant supports the Early Intervention program, which serves at-risk infants with drug or alcohol exposure to children with mild to serve delays through therapy and other services.
Special Children's Charities
Grant is used to purchase uniforms for more than 3,400 Special Olympic athletes and coaches for the 2014 Chicago Special Olympics Spring Games.
Working In The Schools (WITS)
Grant is used to promote literacy and the love of reading among Chicago's youth by providing one-on-one tutoring and mentoring in Chicago Public Schools.
After School Matters, Inc.
Grant supports the school-year and summer apprenticeships in science, technology, literacy, health, and arts to over 13,000 teens from Chicago public high schools.
Grant supports the Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Project. The project's focus is to mitigate the impact of homelessness on child development by improving the housing, health and well-being of homeless and at-risk young mothers and children.
Grant supports the BUILDing Futures program, which provides academic tutoring, study skills seminars, individual counseling, parental engagement, and college preparation workshops.
Center for Companies that Care
Grant supports the AIM High program, which provides academic support, college preparation, tutoring, internships and mentoring to students, ninth grade through college graduation.
Center on Halsted
Grant supports the Youth Mental Health program, which provides individual therapy, art therapy and group counseling to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth to help provide them with the tools needed to surmount the effects of the homelessness, poverty, homophobia and domestic violence they may face.
Chicago Children's Advocacy Center
Grant supports the Mental Health program, which provides crisis intervention and therapeutic services to children and family members traumatized by sexual abuse.
Chicago Parks Foundation
Grant supports the Inner City Youth Baseball program, which provides structured sports programing to youth in the Chicago housing authority's developments and low income neighborhoods.
Children's Home + Aid Society of Illinois
Grant supports the Excellence Academies program, which provides educational, mental health, and independent living support to foster care youth with special needs.
City Year Chicago
Grant supports the City Year program at Tilden Career Community Academy, which places City Year Corps members in classrooms to provide in-school academic support and mentoring, in addition to after school programming for students most at risk of dropping out of school.
Erie Family Health Center
Grant supports the Westside H3: Healthy Minds, Healthy Children, Healthy Chicago program, an integrated model of care for providing behavioral health screening and treatment in the primary care setting to children, ages 0-17, primarily living in Humboldt Park and West Town.
Gad's Hill Center
Grant supports the Teen Connection program, an academically rigorous program that provides tutoring, mentors, college tours, retreats, financial aid assistance and college counseling for students that have the potential to achieve higher education but lack the support and resources needed to do so.
Girls in the Game
Grant supports the After-School and Sports and Leadership Summer Camp programs, which provide girls with sports and fitness activities, nutrition and health education and leadership development.
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Grant supports Children's program, which provides nutritionally balanced meals for children participating in after-school programs for 250,000 youth.
Juvenile Protective Association
Grant supports the Treatment and Counseling program, which offers mental health services for families at risk for child abuse and/or neglect.
La Rabida Children's Hospital
Grant supports the Premier Kids program, which provides medical care, case coordination, development assessments, education planning, nutrition counseling and community referrals for more than 300 developmentally-delayed children with complex medical issues.
Grant supports the Higher Education Access Initiative, which guides Chicago public school seniors and parents through the college financial aid process.
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
Grant supports the Academy program, which is an after school initiative that tutors youth in math and reading, prepares them for post-graduation and offers life skills classes including financial literacy.
Metropolitan Family Services
Grant supports the organization's Healthy Families program, which provides home visits, parenting training and child abuse prevention education for low income parents ages 15-32.
Mujeres Latinas en Accion
Grant supports the Children's Therapy program, which provides culturally sensitive group counseling to children, ages 5-12, who have witnessed family violence and/or experienced physical abuse.
Near West Side Community Development Corp
Grant supports the Youth Zone Chicago program, which provides physical activities for 700 low income youth promoting positive body image, nutrition, and healthy living.
Noble Networks Charter Schools
Grant supports the College Access and Persistence program, which provides mentorship, guidance on financial aid and scholarships, and social and emotional support to all alumni enrolled in post-secondary education to ensure college matriculation.
One Hope United Northern Region
Grant supports the Wings Home Visiting program, which works with pregnant and parenting teen moms who are at risk for child abuse/neglect due to stressors such as poverty and alcohol/substance abuse.
Grant supports the Posse Chicago program, which provides low-income youth with intensive college preparation workshops, full-tuition college scholarships, on-campus mentors, and career development activities.
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Center
Grant supports the Childhood Awareness of Nutrition, Diabetes, and Obesity programs, providing an 8-week health education program to Latino and African-American students, grades 5-9, at Chicago public schools on the near west side.
Oak Park, Ill.
Grant supports the Children's Counseling program, providing art therapy and therapeutic counseling services to children and teens whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence.
Grant supports the Seeing is Believing program, which provides low-vision services and prescriptive optical devices to visually impaired children in Chicago Public Schools.
Teen Living Programs
Grant supports the Whole Health program, which provides primary and mental health care, health education and culinary-nutrition services to homeless youth ages 13-24.
Grant supports the Mothers Project program, which provides individual and group therapy, parent education and day care services to women with severe mental illness, ages 17-21, with young children or who are pregnant.
Umoja Student Development Corporation
Grant supports the College and Career Readiness program, which provides college preparation, application, financial aid workshops, ACT preparation classes and college trips to low income students.
University of Chicago
Grant supports the Network for College Success program, which provides intensive supports for CPS counselors by delivering coaching, training on best practices and interaction with peer networks toward developing a cohesive culture of graduation and college enrollment among chronically low performing high schools.
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Grant supports the Achievers program, which helps students, grades 7-12, transition from middle to high school and high school to post-secondary education, developing skills needed for college and career by providing academic tutoring, financial literacy classes, college tours and ACT preparation.
Grant supports Becoming A Man (B.A.M.) program, a school-based counseling, mentoring and education enrichment program that promotes social, emotional and behavioral competencies in males at high risk violence and school dropout.