An active community is a healthy community. It offers youth the chance to play while supporting sportsmanship and encouraging members of the community to become active as coaches, mentors, caretakers and allies.
The goal of the Diamond Project is to expand opportunities for children to play baseball and softball, create or preserve green space in under-resourced neighborhoods and foster a love for the game. Through the Diamond Project, Cubs Charities provides funds and equipment to nonprofit, neighborhood-based organizations that 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 Diamond Project has committed more than $9,800,000 to fund 103 capital improvement projects and more than $1,000,000 in grants to 79 youth baseball and softball programs to support operations and equipment needs.
The Diamond Project is supported by Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle and Cubs Authentics, the premier outlet for all MLB authenticated, game-used and autographed Cubs memorabilia.
Program: Application deadline: March 13, 2023.
- Expand opportunities for youth to play baseball and softball including operating expenses, marketing support, etc.
Equipment: Application deadline: June 9, 2023
In 2023, Cubs Charities will partner with Good Sports to provide new equipment to non-profit, community-based organizations that offer recreational baseball/softball instruction as part of their out-of-school sports programming. Equipment will be awarded in advance of the 2023-2024 school year.
Diamond Project capital grants will not be offered in 2023.