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Mission

Created in 2001, Royals Charities strives to support children, education, youth baseball and softball field renovations, and military families in and around the Kansas City area. The foundation accomplishes this mission through financial grants, and in 2017, donated $2.3 million to 143 organizations.

Under the leadership of the Glass family, Royals Charities has donated more than $14.8 million since its inception.

Four Pillars of Royals Charities

Children
Royals Charities helped provide support in 2017 to children-focused charities in the Greater Kansas City area with particular interest in pediatric cancer awareness, inclusion of children with special needs, and emergency services. Organizations receiving grant funding included Special Olympics KC Metro, Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer, Variety Children's Charity of Greater Kansas City, The University of Kansas Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, HappyBottoms, Operation Breakthrough, El Centro and Dream Factory.

Education
The Royals Charities scholars program is providing scholarships to five students a year through the 20/20 Leadership organization with the opportunity for a $2,500 scholarship per year to any college in Kansas or Missouri. In addition, Royals Charities made grants to Crossroads Academy, Camp Fire Heartland, and Cristo Rey High School in 2017.

Youth Baseball/Softball
The Royalty Fields matching grant program provides field renovation grants to nonprofits and governmental entities in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Arkansas. In 2017, Royals Charities supported in conjunction with Price Chopper field renovations at Crestview Elementary School in Merriam, Kansas, and Independence, Missouri. For more information, please visit royals.com/royaltyfields.

Military
Royals Charities proudly supported active duty service members, their families, and veterans in 2017 through its marquee fundraising event, Diamond of Dreams. The Kansas City VA Medical Center, Folds of Honor Foundation, and the USO were beneficiaries of the on-field gala.