Information for Grantseekers

Thank you for considering the Robert R. McCormick Foundation as a partner in your work. We welcome funding requests from nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations for purposes that support the core priorities of our grantmaking areas listed below.

Civics: Strengthen our civic education system to better facilitate informed and effective lifelong civic engagement.

Communities: Help low-income children, families and adults improve their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. Please note: Organizations must apply through one of our fund partners listed below

Los Angeles
Chicago Blackhawks Community Fund
Colorado Rockies Charity Fund
Los Angeles Times Family Fund
 Chicago Bulls Community Assist Fund
Denver Post Charities
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

Education: Build a system of quality early care and education for children birth through third grade in Illinois. Please note: this program does not accept unsolicited applications or inquiries.

Journalism: Create an informed, news-literate and engaged citizenry through quality content, audience education and protection of press freedoms.

Veterans: Create welcoming and inclusive communities for those who served and their families where each is able to reach their maximum potential.

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