Cubs Care Grants

The McCormick Foundation, through its fund Cubs Care, has granted more than $18 million to Chicago non-profit organizations since 1991. Cubs Care grants are awarded to 501c3 designated organizations. Priority in consideration is given to organizations which have been in existence for at least three years and request support for programs in operation for at least a year.


Program Guidelines

Grants are made from Cubs Care in response to applications from organizations serving the following people or addressing the Primary Interests detailed below.


Primary Interests

  • Youth Sports: to support programs that use sports to positively impact the health and/or academic performance of children and youth.
  • Child/Youth Education: to help children and youth achieve academic success, complete high school, and enter post-secondary education programs.
  • Health and Wellness: to support programs that promote healthy living practices and provide access to health care services for low income individuals.

The McCormick Foundation does not make grants to programs that would financially benefit Cubs Care.