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Grant Recipients

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, with more than $12 million being donated since the organization's founding in 1970.

Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University School of Medicine
Grant supports the annual Survivor's Walk and Celebration which provides a unique opportunity to celebrate survivorship among cancer survivors, their families and friends and all those who have been touched by cancer.

Advocate Charitable Foundation Pediatric Oncology Survivorship in Transition Program (POST)
Oak Lawn, Ill.
Chicago White Sox Charities support for 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.

Chicago Project for Violence Prevention
Grant supports the "CeaseFire" program which campaigns to stop urban violence in the Chicagoland area.

Gilda's Club
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.

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.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation
New York
Grant to underwrite a scholarship awarded to a Chicago-area college student. JRF's hands-on, four-year scholarship program includes peer and professional mentoring, internship placement, extensive leadership training, international travel and community service options, the conveyance of practical life skills and a myriad of networking opportunities.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF)
Alexandria, Va.
Grant to underwrite scholarships awarded to Chicago-area college students. The MCSF's scholarships are awarded for post-high school education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines, with particular attention given to children whose parent has been killed or wounded in action.

Special Children's Charities
Grant is used to purchase uniforms for more than 3,000 Special Olympic athletes and coaches for the 2010 Chicago Special Olympics Spring Games.

St. James Social Center
Grant supports the St. James Food pantry delivery program for homebound seniors.

Beacon Therapeaudic
Grant supports the Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Project. The project's focus is to mitigate the impact of homelessness on child development by improving the housing, health and well-being of homeless and at-risk young mothers and children.

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Grant supports the Family Support Service program which provides financial assistance to Chicago-area families with children battling cancer. The program provides direct and immediate financial support to supplement or offset out-of-pocket expenses for patients' families.

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.

Center on Halsted
Grant supports the Youth Program and Mental Health Services staff to help provide youth 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 Advocacy program which provides needs assessments, crisis counseling, referrals and case management services for sexually abused children and their families.

Children's Place Association
Grant supports the agency's Early Learning Center program which provides HIV/AIDS-infected and affected infants and toddlers with early learning activities.

Gad's Hill Center
Grant supports the Teen Connection program, an academically rigorous and personally enriching program for students who have the potential to achieve higher education but who lack the support and resources needed to do so.

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.

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Grant supports the Kids Café and Nourish for Knowledge programs. The Kids Café provides hot meals and nutrition activities for 2,300 youth at 61 agencies. Nourish for Knowledge offers a weekly take-home package of food for weekends to 7,600 youth at 44 school sites.

Juvenile Protective Association
Grant supports the Treatment and Counseling program designed to reduce the likelihood of child maltreatment, improve the well-being and adaptive functioning of children and parents, and enhance the quality of relationships within the family.

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.

Ladder Up
Grant supports the Higher Education Access Initiative which helps aspiring students secure funding for post-secondary education. Students are helped to access financial aid, specifically funding available through FAFSA by leveraging a volunteer corps of working professionals and students from Chicago's top companies and universities.

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
Grant supports the Mercy Home Academy, which addresses children's individual and group academic needs and provides a strength-based approach to help kids achieve in class. The agency serves more than 600 kids each year through four key programs -- residential care, aftercare, Friends First and admissions (referral services for kids whose needs are better served by other agencies).

Metropolitan Family Services
Grant supports the organization's Healthy Families program, which works to prevent child abuse and neglect by imparting positive parenting skills to young mothers across Chicago.

Midtown Educational Foundation
Grant supports the One-on-One program which provides tutoring to 4th through 6th graders from low-income neighborhoods to improve study skills, increase motivation and enhance self worth.

Near West Side Community Development Corp
Grant supports the West Haven Sports Club, a year-round youth development program that uses structured, active engagement as a tool to provide life skills, leadership training and academic tutoring to youth, ages 9-18, living on Chicago's West Side.

The Night Ministry
Grant supports the Open Door Youth Shelter Interim program which serves homeless youth, ages 14-21. The overall goal is to extend to youth a safe, stable environment, along with a case plan and activities to help them build upon their strengths toward independence.

Noble Networks Charter Schools
Grant supports the LaSalle Program, an after-school academic enhancement program for at-risk students at all Noble campuses. LaSalle takes place every date after school for approximately two hours. It provides students with the staff, resources and peer support to complete homework, review concepts with teachers and catch up on missed assignments.

Posse Foundation
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.

Rush University Medical Center
Grant supports the Science and Math Excellence (SAME) Network's College Preparatory Enrichment Program (CPEP). The curriculum integrates science, including biology, physics and chemistry with math and technology. It also includes career exploration workshops which enable participants to set and achieve career goals.

Sarah's Inn
Oak Park, Ill.
Grant supports the Supportive Services program which provides counseling and emotional support, emergency shelter, transportation, 24-hour crisis hot-line, legal advocacy and art therapy for victims of domestic violence.

Spectrios Institute
Wheaton, Ill.
Grant supports the Seeing is Believing program which provides low-vision services and prescriptive optical devices to visually impaired children in Chicago Public Schools.

St. Bernard Hospital
Grant supports the Dental Center which offers free oral health treatment, including exams, cleanings, fillings and extractions for low-income children and adults.

Teen Living Programs
Grant supports the Stable Housing Program which provides youth with a series of interconnected programs and services that develop tools necessary to build self-sufficient lives, and to create a safety net to prevent a return to homelessness.

The Thresholds
Grant supports the Young Adult program which serves youth who have severe and persistent mental illness with rehabilitation activities, housing, daily life skills, and primary physical care.

Umoja Student Development Corporation
Grant supports the organization's commitment to help underserved schools build positive and rigorous college-going cultures that connect students to their education and provide them with the tools they need to achieve success in high school and beyond.

YMCA (Rauner) of Metropolitan Chicago
Grant supports the center's Youth Initiative, which is dedicated to engaging kids, ages 7-17, from Back of the Yards, Brighton Park, Little Village, McKinley Park and Pilsen. The program encompasses three components -- Teen REACH, C.H.A.T Club and Strong Kids. The initiatives provide homework assistance and tutoring, sports and fitness activities, college and career readiness, leadership development and community service involvement.

Youth Guidance
Grant supports Youth Guidance's B.A.M.-Sports Edition Program, a group counseling/mentoring program that is focused on building socio-emotional and behavioral skills among at-risk young male students.