Chicago Sports Alliance

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Partnership Focus

The Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox work collectively as the Chicago Sports Alliance, and have invested $6.3 million to invest in organizations working to reduce gun violence through effective strategies that center on community participation and community leadership. By building awareness of effective solutions to gun violence in Chicago and promoting community-based organizations, the CSA hopes to increase local engagement and support of these organizations.

McCormick Match

The McCormick Foundation matches funds raised at 50 cents on the dollar. We pay all campaign and administrative expenses, so one hundred percent of all donations, plus the match is granted to qualified nonprofit organizations.

2022 at a Glance

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Little Village Prevention and Intervention Initiative

Enlace takes a comprehensive, multi-systemic, and trauma-informed approach to building safety and promoting peace in Little Village.

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READI Chicago

A Heartland Alliance initiative working toward safer communities by addressing trauma and increasing opportunity among men most likely to experience gun violence.

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University of Chicago Crime Lab

The Crime Lab designs, tests, and scales data-driven innovations to improve the public sector’s response to the dual crises of gun violence and America’s broken criminal justice system.

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Children’s Home and Aid Society

The Choose 2 Change initiative is an innovative youth violence prevention program jointly delivered by Children’s Home & Aid and Youth Advocate Programs and rigorously evaluated by the University of Chicago Crime Lab.

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Our Impact

Chicago Sports Franchises Continue Alliance in Support of Solutions Addressing Gun Violence in Chicago

The Chicago Sports Alliance (CSA), a collaboration between the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox established in December 2017, announced the continuation of…

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