To coincide with the White Sox announcement of this year's grant recipients on May 18, outfielder Nicky Delmonico made a surprise visit to Gilda's Club Chicago - one of this year's grant recipients - for a BeMoved class, which uses dance and music to enrich the wellbeing of people with all movement abilities. The White Sox then concluded Sox Serve Week on June 16 with a special pregame ceremony sponsored by Peoples Gas honoring each of the CWSC grant recipients.
This year's cumulative charitable donations accounted for nearly $2.2 million, moving the team's total giving to more than $30 million since the inception of CWSC in 1990. Donations included $725,500 in grants to 30 Chicagoland non-profit organizations through the White Sox Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. CWSC awarded additional grants totaling $170,000 to nine agencies providing services throughout the community as well as nearly $1.3 million in donations including support of White Sox urban youth baseball initiatives. Learn more about the grant process and receive information for 2018 grants.
Grant Recipients of White Sox Charities and The White Sox Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund
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.
Advocate Charitable Foundation Pediatric Oncology Survivorship in Transition Program (POST)
Oak Lawn, Illinois
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.
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.
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.
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 isused to purchase uniforms for more than 3,400 Special Olympic athletes and coaches for the 2017 Chicago Special Olympics Spring Games.
St. James Social Care
Grant supports the St. James Food Pantry through St. James Catholic Church, which provides nutritious food and education to low-income families without regard to religious affiliation. The pantry, which in the past two years has served over 3,000 households, is the only pantry serving the needy in zip code 60605 and the largest in zip code 60616.
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 15,000 teens from Chicago public high schools.
Bottom Line, Inc.
Grant supports the Bottom Line Chicago program, which helps low income, first generation students graduate from college by providing comprehensive college support services from senior year of high school through college graduation.
Casa Central Social Services Corporation
Grant supports the Safe Start program, which focuses on preventing, treating, and reducing the severe trauma that children, ages 0-5, experience due to exposure to violence, with a focus on low income Latino families.
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 Family Hope Center 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, which deploys teams of AmeriCorps members to serve full time in high need schools, providing low income students grades 4-9 with targeted, holistic support in attendance, behavior, and course performance.
Crisis Center for South Suburbia
Tinley Park, Illinois
Grant supports the Child Therapeutic Intervention program, which provides individual, group, and family counseling, parent-child groups, and trauma treatment for child victims of domestic violence.
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 Building Leaders program, which provides targeted academic and social-emotional counseling and learning services to low income students who attend four high schools in the Pilsen, Back of the Yards, Archer Heights and Gage Park communities.
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.
Heartland Human Care Services, Inc.
Grant supports the Violence Recovery Services program, which provides Spanish services and trauma treatment for young Latino and Immigrant children exposed to domestic or sexual violence or trauma on the southwest side of Chicago.
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.
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 Alumni 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 child Abuse & Neglect Prevention 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.
Primo Center for Women and Children
Grant supports the Children and Families program, which provides trauma to low income children and mothers who have been homeless and have had significant exposure to trauma and violence, with resulting mental health challenges.
Oak Park, Illinois
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.
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.
Grant supports the Coach Across America Chicago program, which trains and places coaches in community based organizations serving low income Chicago neighborhoods with high obesity rates.
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.