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12/07/2012 1:38 PM ET

Royals Charities gives more than $125,000 in Fall Grant Cycle

Donation includes money raised from successful Home Runs for Hunger event

Royals Charities, the charitable arm of the Kansas City Royals, has announced a donation of more than $125,000 to various charitable donations through its fall grant cycle.

The grant total includes a contribution of more than $10,000 to Harvesters-The Community Food Network, which was raised during Home Runs for Hunger held at Kauffman Stadium on November 10.  In addition, more than 10,000 pounds of food was donated by Royals fans during the first-ever event.

Also included in the fall grant cycle are $10,000 donations to both the American Red Cross and Heart to Heart International, an emergency response organization based in Olathe, Kan., for the ongoing Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. 

Royals Charities has now donated nearly $7 million to Kansas City area charities since 2001.

Agencies receiving grants in the 2012 fall cycle include:

  • Accessible Arts                                                                            
  • Dream Factory
  • The Ali Kemp Education Foundation                                  
  • Harvesters-The Community Food Network
  • American Red Cross                                                                  
  • Heart to Heart International
  • Angel Flight                                                                                  
  • Infant and Toddler Services of Johnson County
  • Association of Professional Ball Players of America                                   
  • Johnson County Christmas Bureau
  • The Child Protection Center                                                    
  • Kids with Courage
  • Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired                      
  • Niles Home
  • Clay County Clothes Closet                                                     
  • Orphan Justice Center
  • Community Service League                                                    
  • Rose Brooks Center
  • The Crime Commission                                                           
  • The Shirley Fund
  • Crosslines Community Services                                            
  • Special Olympics

Royals Charities distributes grants twice a year during its spring and fall grant cycles.  All 501(c)(3) organizations operating in the Kansas City area are welcome to apply.  The deadline for the spring grant cycle is set for March 15, 2013.  For details, visit www.royals.com/community

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