Publication Date

Fall 12-12-2022

Document Type

Student Project

First Advisor

Schatteman, Alicia

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)


Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies


This case study on the Chicago Bulls Charities (CBC) offers praise as well as criticism into the professional sport organization (PSO) as a whole along with their corresponding foundation. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities are developed and provided by the Chicago Bulls PSO and is not an element of the CBCs mission, justifying a deep dive into the PSO and their CSR activities along with the foundation, the original focus of this study. With limited literature on the topic of corporate philanthropy in professional sports, and with more research in CSR in this field, CSR was added to the research question to add more substance. Due to the case studies’ findings, praise is offered in terms of the teams CSR activities and criticism is given to the transparency and lack of information available in the Chicago Bulls Charities foundation.