Shine Bright Chicago - McCormick Foundation Communities Matching Fund

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"Shine Bright Chicago continues the McCormick Foundation's decades long commitment to working with our donors and respected nonprofit organizations to strengthen the lives of children and families across Chicagoland"

—David Hiller, President and CEO

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Your gift is needed now more than ever

There's so much to love about our city, but today, children and families across Chicagoland face serious challenges, struggling just to get by. How often have you wanted to make a difference—but haven't known what to do or where to start?

The McCormick Foundation Communities Matching Fund partners with you to support some of the best nonprofit organizations in Chicagoland, those working in our most under-served neighborhoods to strengthen families and help kids succeed.

Your gift will be matched at 50 cents on the dollar

You can be sure that every dollar, plus the match, goes to great programs that are tackling our toughest challenges—hunger, homelessness, education, and other pressing issues—and are meeting urgent needs today and creating lasting and meaningful change for tomorrow. We're committed to making a difference in Chicagoland.

Please give to the McCormick Foundation Communities Matching Fund. Together we shine.

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Past Grantees

The following organizations are just a sample of agencies we've supported in the past.

Child and Youth Education

  • Chicago Scholars Foundation
  • Enlace Chicago
  • Gads Hill Center
  • Outreach Community Ministries Inc.
  • Reading in Motion
  • Teamwork Englewood
  • The Posse Foundation Inc.
  • Umoja Student Development Corporation

Family Strengthening

  • Children's Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County
  • Children's Research Triangle
  • Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois
  • Family Focus Inc.
  • La Rabida Children's Hospital
  • Metropolitan Family Services
  • Mujeres Latinas En Accion
  • Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

Health and Wellness

  • Action for Healthy Kids, Inc.
  • Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Center on Halsted
  • Chicago Parks Foundation
  • Erie Family Health Center, Inc.
  • Girls in the Game
  • Heartland International Health Center
  • Lawndale Christian Health Center
  • Near West Side Community Development Corporation, Inc.
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Spectrios Institute for Low Vision
  • Union League Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Urban Initiatives


  • All Chicago Making Homelessness History/Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Crisis Center for South Suburbia
  • South Suburban Family Shelter


  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Northern IL Food Bank


  • Albany Park Community Center Inc.
  • Arab American Family Services
  • Breakthrough Urban Ministries Inc.
  • Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition
  • Chicago Commons Association
  • District 214 Education Foundation
  • Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation
  • Heartland Human Care Services Inc.
  • Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
  • Literacy Connection
  • North Lawndale Employment Network
  • Safer Foundation

Workforce Development

  • Chicago Jobs Council
  • Chinese American Service League, Inc.
  • Greater West Town Community Development Project
  • Growing Home Inc.
  • Heartland Human Care Services Inc.
  • Inspiration Corporation
  • Institute for Latino Progress
  • Jane Addams Resource Corporation
  • Jewish Vocational Service and Employment Center
  • OAI Inc.
  • Polish American Association
  • St. Leonard's Ministries
  • Women Employed
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Together we can give 150%. Your donations do more and go farther when you give to the McCormick Foundation Communities Matching Fund.

The McCormick Foundation matches every donation at 50 cents for every dollar and covers all expenses—making your gift shine brighter.

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We research and identify the most effective local nonprofits and support those having the greatest impact.

We're meeting immediate needs while addressing underlying issues…in order to create real, lasting change.

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