You can make a difference in the lives of those in need this holiday season with a donation to one of the eight 2013 Holiday Campaigns. With your support, we can positively impact the lives of thousands who are in need of a helping hand. All donations are matched by 50 cents on the dollar by the McCormick Foundation. One hundred percent of all donations, plus the match, is granted to local nonprofit organizations within the community offering programs that offer the disadvantaged the chance to thrive and succeed.
Make a donation to one of the following Fund Partner’s Holiday Campaigns.
The Illinois Tornado Relief Effort, a McCormick Foundation Campaign in partnership with WGN Radio, the Chicago Tribune and WGN TV, will support nonprofit agencies providing disaster relief and recovery efforts to those communities hardest hit by the tornado. The McCormick Foundation will match the first $500,000 raised at 50 cents on the dollar. All administrative costs are paid by the Foundation and Partners, allowing 100 percent of all funds raised, plus the match, to be granted directly to nonprofit organizations helping those most affected by the storm. The first round of grants will be distributed by the end of 2013.
The McCormick Foundation has conducted disaster relief campaigns, for the September 11th Attacks, Hurricane Katrina, southern California wildfires, 2008 Midwest flooding and most recently Hurricane Sandy. The Foundation has a tested process in place to ensure quick relief, which is vital after disaster situations. Thanks to the effort of nearly 5,000 donors, along with the Foundation’s matching funds, the Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief effort raised more than $1.6 million.
Colonel Robert R. McCormick worked to make his community a better place and left a legacy of service. He believed we all can be leaders with the power to change the future. For nearly 60 years the Foundation has kept those beliefs alive.
In continuing the legacy, the McCormick Foundation, through its Communities Program, partners with media outlets, sports teams and philanthropic organizations across the country to transform and improve communities. With our Fund Partners, money is raised from the general public through campaigns, special events and sponsorships. The McCormick Foundation matches all money raised for the fund at 50 cents on the dollar to increase the impact of charitable donations.
With the Foundation and our Partners paying all expenses, 100 percent of all donations, plus the match, is granted through our local Fund Partner to qualified nonprofit organizations with programs that empower disadvantaged children, adults and families to improve their lives, strengthen the community and become self-sufficient. Click here to view our Fund Partners.
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3)public charity, IRS registration #36-3689171.