Grants in the Communities Program are made on the basis of requests recieved from 501(c)(3) organizations in each local community where the Foundation has fundraising partners. Each fund partner has a unique set of guidelines that emphasize the needs of the particular community. Areas of focus include: child abuse prevention & treatment, child & youth education, health & wellness, housing, hunger, literacy, workforce develompent and youth sports. Please note we do not fund individual, only 501(c)(3) organizations.

Organizations must apply through one our Fund Partners; please see list below to find a partner in your area.

Chicago, IL

Chicago Blackhawks Community Fund
Chicago Bulls Community Assist Fund
Chicago Tribune Charities
Chicago White Sox Community Fund
Cubs Care
United Way of Metro Chicago Impact Fund
WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund


Denver, CO

Colorado Rockies Charity Fund
Denver Post Charity Fund


Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sun Sentinel Children's Fund


Long Island, NY

Newsday Charities


Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Times Family Fund


Orlando, FL

Orlando Magic Youth Fund
Orlando Sentinel Family Fund

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