How can I obtain a copy of the Foundation's annual report or get information about the Journalism Program?
To receive a copy of the foundation's annual report or to get more information about the Journalism Program, visit the Annual Reports section of our web site, call, or write:
205 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60601
Who was Col. Robert R. McCormick?
Until his death in 1955, Col. Robert R. McCormick was the editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. He built the Tribune Company from a single newspaper into a major media organization of newspapers, radio and television stations and newsprint manufacturing companies. McCormick played a major role in American journalism during the first half of the 20th century and was a strong supporter of First Amendment freedoms.
What does the Foundation fund besides journalism?
The McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. In addition to journalism and the First Amendment, the McCormick Foundation invests in other areas of work to advance this mission— early childhood education, youth civic engagement, assistance for disadvantaged communities, and serving veterans. Also, a big part of our mission is sustaining the wonderful parks, gardens, golf course and museums at Col. McCormick’s former estate at Cantigny Park, in Wheaton, Ill.