Colonel Robert R. McCormick worked to make his community a better place and left a legacy of service. He believed we all can be leaders with the power to change the future. For nearly 60 years the Foundation has kept those beliefs alive.

In continuing the legacy, the McCormick Foundation, through its Communities Program, partners with media outlets, sports teams and philanthropic organizations across the country to transform and improve communities. With our Fund Partners, money is raised from the general public through campaigns, special events and sponsorships. The McCormick Foundation matches all money raised for the fund at 50 cents on the dollar to increase the impact of charitable donations.

With the Foundation and our Partners paying all expenses, 100 percent of all donations, plus the match, is granted through our local Fund Partner to qualified nonprofit organizations with programs that empower disadvantaged children, adults and families to improve their lives, strengthen the community and become self-sufficient. Click here to view our Fund Partners.

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3)public charity, IRS registration #36-3689171.

Holiday Campaigns

You can make a difference in the lives of those in need this season with a donation to one of the eight 2012 Holiday Campaigns. With your support, we can positively impact the lives of thousands who are in need of a helping hand. All donations are matched by 50 cents on the dollar by the McCormick Foundation. One hundred percent of all donations, plus the match, is granted to local nonprofit organizations within the community offering programs that offer the disadvantaged the chance to thrive and succeed.


Make a donation to one of the following Fund Partner’s Holiday Campaigns.


Chicago Tribune Charities Holiday Giving

Denver Post Charities’ Season To Share

Los Angeles Times Family Fund Holiday Campaign

Newsday Charities’ Help-A-Family

Orlando Sentinel Family Fund Holiday Campaign

Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund Holiday Campaign

Washington Post Charities Holiday Campaign

WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund Holiday Campaign

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Robert R. McCormick Foundation
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Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312 445 5000
Fax: 312 445 5001