Chicago Tribune Charities

Jesse was frustrated seeing his two children ignored, unhappy and pleading to be reunited with him. Many grueling months later, he welcomed his young son and daughter to his home, and his arms. But winning custody in court wasn’t the end of his battle. It was just the beginning. >>

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 and achieve self-sufficiency.

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 can be found online.

Contact Info

Molly Baltman -
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment; Workforce Development; Child and Youth Education
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David Pesqueira - Literacy
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Featured Stories from 2011 Holiday Giving

1.27.12 McCormick Foundation and Chicago Tribune Grant Nearly $800,000 to Help Low-Income Adults Find Pathways to Education and Employment >>

12.25.11 Dominican Literacy Center helps immigrant women learn English >>

12.22.11 Refugee agency aids newcomers: Nonprofit has helped sttle immigrants from Myanmar, Nepal, Sudan, Iraq, Somalia and beyond >>

12.19.11 Family Shelter counsels kids affected by domestic violence >>

12.18.11 Chef school may have recipe for better life: Chinese Service League program teaches teamwork, communication >>

12.15.11 For Poles, charity speaks their language >>

12.12.11 Former McDonald's executive keeps food flowing as chief of Northern Illinois Food Bank >>

The terrible cost of dropping out >>

12.11.11 People coping with mental illnesses get a helping hand >>

12.7.11 Oak Park agency, Parenthesis, nutures single parents >>

12.4.11 Erie Neighborhood House gives children a leg up >>

11.30.11 Family Focus teaches men how to be better fathers >>

11.30.11 Report finds charters struggle like other CPS schools >>

11.30.11 2011 Illinois school report cards >> 

11.29.11 Line grows long for free meals at U.S. schools (New York Times) >>

11.27.11 Cabrini-Green Tutoring Program: Young students in need get 1-on-1 help with the basics >>

11.24.11 Voices for Illinois Children fights for most vulnerable  >>

11.20.11 Sex abuse prevention is focus at the Childhood Trauma Treatment Program at Advocate Healthcare (Chicago Tribune) >>

11.16.11 Team effort offers winning approach to aiding young moms >>

11.13.11 Apna Ghar an 'opportunity to live': group helps women caught in domestic abuse >>

11.9.11 Centro Romero provides tutoring assistance to Latino children on Chicago's Far North Side >>

11.6.11 Keeping Women Employed and on equal footing >>

11.2.11 Nonprofit makes helping children a family affair  >>

10.30.11 DuPage County group leaves pregnant teens 'overwhelmed with support' >>

10.30.11 Too early to talk about carols? Bah  >> 

10.27.11 Children's Research Triangle focuses on children prenatally exposed to drugs or alcohol  >>

10.24.11 McCormick Foundation and Chicago Tribune Support Stronger Families and Better Parenting Through Chicago Tribune Charities >>

10.23.11  Family Shelter Service helps women and children heal after domestic violence >>

10.19.11 Nonprofit program supported by Tribune puts young parents on right track: First-time Moms and Dads in Cook, Lake Recieve Counseling, Support  >>

CTC - Holiday Campaign - Children's Research TriangleWatch Chicago Tribune Charities' 2011 Holiday Giving public service announcement video >>

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