Grant Application Process    

Instructions for the 2014 grant application process are as follows:

  • If your agency received a grant in 2013, a 2014 grant application will be automatically
    electronically transmitted in early January, 2013 (unless otherwise notified).
  • If your agency received a transition grant in 2013 (or earlier), the agency’s program is most
    likely ineligible for future funding consideration.
  • The WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund Letter of Inquiry process is currently closed. The LOI process
    will reopen in April 2014.

General Application Requirements

Eligible organizations/programs will:

  • have 501(c)3 federal tax-exempt status
  • demonstrate one full year of program services and outcomes
  • demonstrate a strong financial position
  • serve residents of the Chicago and collar county area 
  • report strong measurable outcomes and meet grantmaking criteria in one funding area

Ineligible funding requests:

  • Capital campaigns or endowments or other reserve funds
  • Public or private schools
  • Government agencies
  • Programs that do not fit funding guidelines or grantmaking strategies 

Robert R. McCormick Foundation
205 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60601
312.445.5044
development@mccormickfoundation.org

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