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The Chicago Bears and Bears Care, alongside our players, have long supported local organizations who are inspiring positive change in the community and advancing our collective commitment to social justice.
We continue to take action in our communities and, together, believe we can make a real difference.

Our Four Pillars

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Chicago Bears organization continues to deepen its commitment to establishing an inclusive, equitable work environment that reflects the diversity within our communities and fan base. We value, respect and appreciate diversity at all levels, on and off the field, and are guided by a vision of success that includes integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our club's DNA and culture.

Awareness and Funding

Awareness and Funding

The Chicago Bears and Bears Care assist social justice organizations with funding and strive to help bring awareness to their causes. Additionally, Bears players have raised nearly $1.5 million for 13 local social justice organizations since 2018. The Bears are also part of the Chicago Sports Alliance, which has supported programs aimed at reducing gun violence since 2017.

Education

Education

The Chicago Bears and Bears Care support of number of education-focused programs including Youth Guidance and regularly visit with students during the season through Bears School Outreach. The organization also provides scholarship opportunities and recognizes deserving teachers throughout the season.

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

The Chicago Bears encourage their staff, coaches, players and fans to vote and make sure their voices are heard. The organization also continues to help build positive community and police relationships through a variety of programs, including Mini Monsters brought to you by Advocate Health Care.

Programs and Initiatives

Bears School Outreach

Bears School Outreach

Through a partnership with Youth Guidance, Chicago Bears players make weekly visits to Chicago Public Schools during the season to speak to, motivate and interact with students who are part of the Becoming A Man® (BAM®) and Working On Womanhood℠ (WOW) programs, which serve 13,000 CPS students.

Mini Monsters

Mini Monsters

Mini Monsters Clinics brought to you by Advocate Health Care offer free youth programming that stress the importance of healthy eating, physical activity and proper hydration through 90 minutes of free, fun, non-contact football drills. Police officers from local districts volunteer at the clinics to help build relationships between youth and officers.

Bears Care Community Investments

Bears Care Community Investments

Bears Care and the Chicago Bears have provided grants supporting programming and capital projects throughout the city, including the Greater Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub and DuSable Museum of African American History.

Voting Rights and Education

Voting Rights and Education

The Chicago Bears encourage fans to stay informed about voting deadlines and the registration process through PSAs, social media and direct emails.

Players Social Justice Fund

Players Social Justice Fund

Since 2018, Bears players have raised nearly $1.5 million for 13 local social justice organizations: Athletes for Justice, Breakthrough Urban Ministries, By the Hand Club for Kids, The Dovetail Project, HerStory, I Grow Chicago, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, Kicks for the City, Lawndale Christian Legal Center, Saga Education, Social Change, Target Area and YWCA Lake County.

NABJ

NABJ

The Chicago Bears have partnered with the National Association of Black Journalists-Chicago Chapter to build stronger relationships with Black-owned media outlets, reporters and student journalists.

Difference Makers

Difference Makers

We are proud of the many staff paving new paths both in football and business at the Bears. Our Difference Makers series highlights the many contributions of these individuals both at the Club and in the community.

RISE

RISE

The Chicago Bears partnered with RISE, a national nonprofit, to host two virtual series for Illinois high school football coaches to better equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively discuss and address matters of racism and injustice with their teams, school and communities.

League initiatives

League initiatives

The Chicago Bears and Bears Care support and activate around NFL's initiatives, including the Inspire Change platform, player helmet decal opportunities, "My Cause, My Cleats" and more.

Social Justice Articles and Features