The Los Angeles Times Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, is committed to improving the community by supporting nonprofit agencies with education and literacy programs that serve disadvantaged children, youth, adults and families in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
The Los Angeles Times Family Fund raises money through two annual fundraising campaigns – the Summer Camp Campaign and the Holiday Campaign. All donations are matched at fifty cents on the dollar by the McCormick Foundation. The Foundation and The Times pay all administrative and fundraising costs. One hundred percent of donations, plus the matching funds, are granted to qualified nonprofit agencies through the Los Angeles Times Family Fund.
Since 2000, over $30 million has been granted through the Family Fund supporting vital education and literacy programs for youth and families. For more information or to make a donation online, visit latimes.com/familyfund.
The Los Angeles Times Family Fund will consider grants for education and literacy program support. Generally, grant amounts for full-year programs will range from $25,000 to $50,000. The Los Angeles Times Family Fund typically does not make capital or research grants or fund government agencies, religious, political, fraternal, veteran or labor organizations. Events, conferences, seminars, workshops, films or exhibits are not eligible for funding. There is no guarantee of annual support.
Los Angeles Times Summer Camp Campaign
Camp programs or organizations that provide low-income children and youth ages 7-17 with camp experiences. All include an educational, academic or literacy component to provide kids with age-appropriate opportunities to have fun while also retaining and expanding upon school-year learning.
Summer Camp Campaign
The 2013 Summer Camp applications are by invitation only and have been sent out for the 2013 Summer Camp grant cycle.
Los Angeles Times Holiday Campaign
Supports established literacy programs run by nonprofit organizations for low-income adults, school children, and families who are at risk of illiteracy or reading at below grade levels, or who have limited English proficiency. Programs must demonstrate measurable improvements in reading levels.
Eligible programs include:
- After-school programs operated by nonprofit organizations for school-aged students who read below grade levels. Priority is given to programs that measure the reading gains of children using evidence-based testing tools.
- Family literacy programs train, support and promote parents as first teachers of their children and include Adult Basic Education (ABE) for parents reading below the 9th grade level and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) support for parents with limited English proficiency.
- Advocacy and training programs building the capacity of literacy programs, or creating systemic change in the field.
- Standalone book programs do not fit within the guidelines.
Holiday Campaign applications are available by invitation only. The application have been sent out for the 2013 grant cycle.
Thank you for your interest in the Los Angeles Times Family Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation.
Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties.
Summer Camp Campaign Reporting
Please note: The 2013 Summer Camp grantees will no longer need to fill out the Service Report Summary. A Progress Report will be sent out to the agencies later in the year.
Holiday Campaign Reporting
Grant Assessment Report is not due at this time.
The McCormick Foundation does not make grants to organizations or programs that would financially benefit Tribune Company or any of its subsidiaries.