CTC 2015 Impact Report Cover

Our Commitment

Chicago Tribune Charities, a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is committed to ensuring that at-risk kids and families across Chicagoland have access to programs that will allow them to realize their full potential.

Grants are provided through Chicago Tribune Charities to nonprofit organizations with programs focused on:


The complete grant guidelines, application procedures and additional information for Chicago Tribune Charities are available online.

Workforce Development - The 2016 Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process is currently open until October 9th, 2015 at 5:00 pm/central.  Please click here to begin the Letter of Inquiry process.

Child Abuse Prevention and Trauma Treatment - Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process is closed for the 2015 grant cycle.


Child and Youth Education- The Child and Youth Education Letter of Inquiry (LOI) is closed for the 2015 grant cycle.

Adult Literacy - Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process is closed for the 2015 grant cycle.

Chicago Tribune Charities 25th Anniversary

Contact Info

Molly Baltman -
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment; Workforce Development; Child and Youth Education
Please click here to review Letter of Inquiry deadlines.
David Pesqueira - Literacy
Please click here to review Letter of Inquiry deadlines.

Carreras en Salud
In 1990, the Chicago Tribune expanded its longtime commitment to Chicagoland and established Chicago Tribune Charities as a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, positively impacting the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children, families and adults every year.

Through Chicago Tribune Charities, grants are made to local nonprofits that concentrate on:

  • Youth education programs that give at-risk students access to reading and academic programs in and out of the classroom.
  • Literacy training that provides disadvantaged adults with the skills to become self-sufficient.
  • Job training and workforce development opportunities for youth and adults giving them the tools needed to advance in the workforce.
  • Child abuse prevention and treatment programs to ensure that children suffering from abuse are cared for.

With the generous support of donors and the match provided by the McCormick Foundation, nearly 5,800 grants totaling more than $114 million has been distributed through Chicago Tribune Charities, helping those less fortunate improve their lives and realize their full potential.

Learn More

Robert R. McCormick Foundation
205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312 445 5000
Fax: 312 445 5001
Email: info@mccormickfoundation.org