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Grant Requests

CWSC funds the White Sox Community Fund (WSCF), a McCormick Foundation Fund. Through the WCSF, Chicago-based agencies that provide critically important services to our community's underserved and marginalized residents are supported by the Chicago White Sox and the McCormick Foundation. Since its inception, more than $3.5 million in grants has been distributed through the WSCF, improving the lives of those in need and transforming the community.

Program Guidelines

Primary Interests

  • Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Intervention and resource delivery programs for children and families experiencing abuse and neglect. This includes child, youth and family counseling, family support and home-visiting services.
  • Health and Wellness: Healthy lifestyle programs for at-risk youth, youth athletic programs that emphasize health and wellness, and nutrition and medical programs for low-income children and families.
  • Education: Academic enhancement programs for at-risk students and programs that support high scholastic achievement, completion of high school and entrance into post-secondary education programs. This includes recreation programs that tie participation to academics and track scholastic success.
  • Cancer Research and Treatment: Innovative medical research studies and invaluable support services for children and families affected by cancer.

Geographic Priority

  • Greater Chicago metropolitan region

Application Requirements

Eligible organizations/programs will:

  • Have 501(c)3 federal tax-exempt status
  • Demonstrate one full year of program services and outcomes
  • Demonstrate a strong financial position
  • Report strong measurable outcomes and meet grant making criteria in one funding area

The 2020 grant cycle is closed. Those interested in the 2021 grant cycle can email [email protected] to be added to the 2021 interest list. The LOI process will start in June for 2021 grants.