Created in 2001, Royals Charities strives to support children, education, youth baseball and softball field renovations, and military families in and around the Kansas City area. The foundation accomplishes this mission through financial grants, and in 2018, donated $1.5 million to 71 organizations.
Under the leadership of the Glass family, Royals Charities has donated more than $16.3 million since its inception.
Four Pillars of Royals Charities
Royals Charities helped provide support in 2017 to children-focused charities in the Greater Kansas City area with particular interest in pediatric cancer awareness, inclusion of children with special needs, and emergency services. Organizations receiving grant funding included Special Olympics KC Metro, Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer, Variety Children's Charity of Greater Kansas City, The University of Kansas Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, HappyBottoms, Operation Breakthrough, El Centro and Dream Factory.
The Royals Charities scholars program is providing scholarships to five students a year through the 20/20 Leadership organization with the opportunity for a $2,500 scholarship per year to any college in Kansas or Missouri. Royals Charities also issued grants to schools throughout 2018, including the Academy for Integrated Arts, Donnelly College and Gordon Parks Elementary School..
The Royalty Fields matching grant program provides field renovation grants to nonprofits and governmental entities across Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Arkansas. In 2018, Royals Charities, in partnership with Price Chopper, supported field renovations at 10 locations including the Loomis Basebll Softball Commission in Nebraska and the Center School District #58 in Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, please visit royals.com/royaltyfields.
Royals Charities proudly supported active duty service members, their families, and veterans in 2018 through its marquee fundraising event, Diamond of Dreams. Fisher House was the beneficiary of the on-field gala to support their building of the new "home away from home" to provide free lodging to families of veterans during their treatment at the Kansas City VA Center.
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