Mission

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.


Guidelines

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 (Child/Youth Education)

Primary Interests
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 Summer Camp applications is currently closed for 2014 grant cycle. 

The Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process is currently open for the Child and Youth Education Summer Camp grants.  Please click here to begin the process.  The LOI process will close on November 7th, 2014.  Please note:  current grantees DO NOT need to fill out the Letter of Inquiry.

Thank you for your interest in the Los Angeles Times Family Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation.

Geographic Priority
Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties.

General information:
familyfund@latimes.com
Los Angeles Times Family Fund
202 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
 
Application and Reporting questions:
LATFF@mccormickfoundation.org
McCormick Foundation
205 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60601

Summer Camp Campaign Reporting
Please click here for the Progress Report.  The Progress Report is due October 3rd, 2014. If your agency received an Evaluation grant, please fill out two progress reports.

The McCormick Foundation does not make grants to organizations or programs that would financially benefit Tribune Company or any of its subsidiaries.

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