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Cleveland Indians Outreach Programs

Cleveland Indians Outreach Programs

The Cleveland Indians are proud to support community initiatives that support service, health, fitness, diversity and sustainability.


Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Friends of Francona

Through this program, Terry Francona donates 10 club seats and $20 Fun Money per person to deserving military families and others in need. In addition, the Cleveland Indians have made this program memorable by providing autographed Terry Francona jerseys, military themed Indians hats, and scoreboard greetings.

Cleveland Baseball Federation
Lindor Smile Squad

The Miracle League strives to provide opportunities to children with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball. In addition, they help build special facilities to meet the unique needs of these baseball players. In 2016, the Cleveland Indians will be partnering with Miracle Leagues across the state of Ohio to celebrate Miracle League youth and their families. Each homestand, the Indians will host a Miracle League family during batting practice to provide a memorable experience at Progressive Field. Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is committed to serving as the player ambassador for this program.

Kluber's Kids
Kluber's Kids Presented by The Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Indians will partner with Cleveland Clinic Children's to create unforgettable experiences for our young fans. Each Wednesday home game, we will host a child from one of our hospital partners for our "Kluber's Kids" program. The guest will be able to watch batting practice from a VIP location in front of the dugout, potentially tour the clubhouse, and meet players.

Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland
Indians Wives Association

CIC and Wives Association Annual Fundraising Weekend will be June 3 – 5, 2016 at Progressive Field. We will be auctioning off Tribe Treasures Baskets, Shirts Off the Players Backs, and other unique Indians experiences.

Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland
Feller Act of Valor

The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award was created in 2013 to recognize individuals for possessing the values, integrity and dedication to serving our country that Bob Feller himself displayed.

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Health and Fitness

The Cleveland Indians supported the inaugural VeloSano cycling event to raise money for cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. The Indians also committed at least three years of support for the cause, contributed in-kind donations of more than $450,000 in media assets and Additionally sent a team of 23 riders from the Front Office staff who raised more than $50,000.


The Cleveland Indians partnered with TeamSmile, local dentists and P&G to provide critical dental services for 350 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland. A day of dental health education and fun activities allowed many children to receive dental care for the first time in their lives.


The Cleveland Indians are committed to developing and maintaining an environment that embraces diversity to enrich our core values, enhance our competitive position, strengthen our economic impact, and foster a respectful appreciation for the local and global communities in which we operate.

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Since its inaugural year in 1994, Progressive Field has been recycling plastic, cardboard, and aluminum. The home of the Cleveland Indians continues to be among the industry leaders in taking a proactive approach to supporting various environmental initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint at Progressive Field.

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2017 Front Office Board Support

The Cleveland Indians have numerous Front Office staff members holding positions on local non-profit boards. We proudly support those staff members by giving both financial and in-kind donations each year.

  • Board Affiliations include:
  • American Red Cross of Cleveland
  • Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation
  • Bob Feller Museum
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland
  • Business Volunteers Unlimited
  • The Centers for Families and Children
  • Cleveland Animal Protective League
  • Cleveland Baseball Federation
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Cleveland Public Library
  • Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
  • Engage! Cleveland
  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
  • Historic Gateway Neighborhood
  • Medworks
  • Notre Dame College Athletic Advisory Board
  • Positive Coaching Alliance
  • Destination Cleveland
  • Providence House
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Shoes and Clothes for Kids
  • Stadium Managers Association
  • Suicide Prevention Education Alliance
  • Teach for America
  • United Way
  • WISE Cleveland