Chicago Bulls celebrate 2015-16 grant recipients
On Monday, November 30, the Chicago Bulls celebrated the 15 Chicagoland nonprofit organizations that will receive grants for the 2015-16 season. The nonprofit organizations will receive grants from Chicago Bulls Charities and through the Chicago Bulls Community Assist Fund. The grants were awarded to organizations that support underserved Chicagoans and share the Bulls’ commitment to youth education, youth health and wellness, and violence prevention.
Four grants were made by Chicago Bulls Charities and 11 grants were made through the Chicago Bulls Community Assist Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The Chicago Bulls Community Assist Fund, established in 2009, is supported with major funding from Chicago Bulls Charities, which is matched at 50% by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
The nonprofit organizations receiving grants were honored during an on-court ceremony on Monday, November 30, when the Bulls hosted the San Antonio Spurs. Chicago Bulls President and COO Michael Reinsdorf, Chicago Bulls Charities President Nancy Reinsdorf, Chicago Bulls Charities Vice President Leslie Forman and representatives from the McCormick Foundation were in attendance to recognize these organizations.
Grants were awarded to the following organizations through the Chicago Bulls Community Assist Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund:
- After School Matters
- After-School All-Stars
- Chicago Parks Foundation
- City Year Chicago
- Embarc, Inc.
- Greater Chicago Food Depository
- La Rabida Children’s Hospital
- Marwen Foundation
- Mercy Home
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana
- Youth Guidance
Chicago Bulls Charities awarded grants to the following organizations:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
- Bright Pink
- Gilda’s Club Chicago
- YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago