Cleveland Indians Charities has established a youth baseball and softball grant program. This Baseball Diamond Improvement Grant will benefit Northeast Ohio teams and leagues in need of new bleachers, backstops, fences and other equipment. The goal of this program is to assist league funding, programming, and renovation of playing fields.
Since 1995, Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) and the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD) have enjoyed a shared partnership, annually impacting more than 700 young baseball and softball student-athletes. During the annual partnership, CIC has provided funding for the district's baseball and softball programs as budget cuts threatened to end those programs.
A highlight of the partnership with CMSD is the Senate League Championship Game held at Progressive Field each spring. The district's top two teams play for the title, and All-Stars from both the baseball and softball programs are honored.
Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) and the Cleveland Baseball Federation (CBF) have engaged in a partnership since 1994 designed to grow youth baseball and softball in the Cleveland community. CBF operates the annual Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) and Rookie League programs and maximizes participation by providing youth team-oriented activities while challenging them academically and physically.
Youth are also required to attend educational seminars that stress positive social interaction, health issues, and the importance of staying in school. More than 4,500 total boys and girls participate in RBI and Rookie League each year.
Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland (BGCC) has worked to positively influence the lives of boys and girls ages 7-19 in the Cleveland community. BGCC operates seven care centers with 2,700 boys and girls currently enrolled in after-school and recreational programs. Since 1994, CIC has provided an annual donation to BGCC.
In 2012, CIC provided a record $1 million donation to BGCC's "Save Our Kids" Capital Campaign. The campaign was designed to maximize the reach of the current clubs on the Cleveland community.
CIC takes pride in helping BGCC fulfill its mission of enabling young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible adults.
The Cleveland Indians Wives Association works in collaboration with Cleveland Indians Charities to support and coordinate outreach initiatives throughout the greater Cleveland community that focus on women and children's needs.