Donate to the McCormick Foundation Communities Program

Donate to the McCormick Foundation Communities Program


Our Chicago. Our opportunity to create a brighter future for all, regardless of zip code, race, or income.

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Together, we can make Chicago a city of opportunity for everyone.

In this season of giving, we invite you to join us in creating more opportunities for people across Chicagoland who face challenges and deserve a chance to achieve their dreams.

Donate now to 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.

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 every 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.
Our grantmaking approach focuses on addressing the root causes of challenges across three connected issue areas: education, health & wellness, and jobs & economic opportunity. By addressing these challenges from multiple angles, we maximize the impact of your donations for local nonprofits and the people they serve.

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4. Your donation is an investment in programs that work.
We gather input from the communities we serve and analyze data to learn where the greatest opportunities for change exist. Then, we invest accordingly in areas where your donations will do the most good and have a measurable impact through grants that support direct services, capacity building, and advocacy.

About Our Focus Areas

Our grantmaking approach focuses on addressing the root causes of challenges across three connected focus areas.

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