Grants in the Communities Program are made on the basis of requests recieved from 501(c)(3) organizations in each local community where the Foundation has fundraising partners. Each fund partner has a unique set of guidelines that emphasize the needs of the particular community. Areas of focus include: child abuse prevention & treatment, child & youth education, health & wellness, housing, hunger, literacy, workforce develompent and youth sports. Please note we do not fund individual, only 501(c)(3) organizations.

Organizations must apply through one our Fund Partners; please see list below to find a partner in your area.

Los Angeles
Chicago Blackhawks Community Fund
Colorado Rockies Charity Fund
Los Angeles Times Family Fund
Chicago Bulls Community Assist Fund
Denver Post Charity Fund
Chicago Tribune Charities
Fort Lauderdale
Orlando Magic Youth Fund
Cubs Care
Sun Sentinel Children's Fund
Orlando Sentinel Family Fund
Chicago White Sox Community Fund
Long Island, NY
WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund
Newsday Charities
United Way of Metro Chicago Impact Fund
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