Donate to the McCormick Foundation Communities Program

Build a Chicagoland Full of Opportunities for All


Your gift today to the McCormick Foundation Communities Program helps give everyone the chance to create a brighter future, regardless of ZIP code, race, or income.

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Matching Gifts

With your support, we can make Chicago a city of opportunity for everyone.

Before this season of giving comes to an end, we invite you to join us as we work to expand opportunities across Chicagoland for people who deserve the chance to achieve their dreams.

You can help create stories of life-changing opportunities like becoming a first generation college student, having a safe space to play outdoors, securing stable employment, and more. Make your tax-deductible donation before December 31st.

Why give to the McCormick Foundation Communities Program?

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1. Your gift goes further with our 50% match.
When you support the Communities Program, the McCormick Foundation matches every donation you make at 50 cents on the dollar, so your generous gift has more impact.

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2. The McCormick Foundation covers all expenses.
That means 100% of your gift, plus the match, goes directly to Chicagoland nonprofits with the highest potential to support their life-changing programs.

Communities Program Focus Areas

3. Your gift provides comprehensive support across connected focus areas.
Your donation helps provide grants to local nonprofits working in three connected areas: education, health & wellness, and jobs & economic opportunity. With this approach, your support helps us tackle the complex challenges holding people back.

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4. Your donation is an investment in programs that work.
Your dollars are only used in the areas where they will do the most good and have a measurable impact. We have a thorough vetting process for the grants we make that includes gathering input from the communities we serve and analyzing data to learn where the greatest opportunities for change exist.

About Our Focus Areas

Your donation supports grants made to local nonprofits across three connected focus areas. Learn more about each below

Education

Giving kids the quality education they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Health and Wellness

Creating healthy and safe communities where people can live their best lives.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity

Providing pathways to high-paying careers that give stronger financial opportunities to families.

Our Past Grantees Include Organizations Like:
  • Beyond the Ball
  • Casa Central
  • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • Chicago Community Foundation
  • Children's Home & Aid Society
  • Enlace
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Growing Home
  • Inspiration Corporation
  • Institute for Latino Progress
  • Jane Addams Resource Corporation
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Primo Center
  • Teamwork Englewood
  • Women's Treatment Center
  • Working Credit

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, IRS registration #36-3689171.

The McCormick Foundation accepts all major credit cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover

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