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Chicago Tribune Charities, a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is committed to ensuring that at-risk kids and families across Chicagoland have access to programs that will allow them to realize their full potential.

Grants are provided through Chicago Tribune Charities to nonprofit organizations with programs focused on:

The complete grant guidelines, application procedures and additional information for Chicago Tribune Charities are available online.

The Workforce Development - Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process is currently closed for the 2015 grant cycle.

The Child Abuse Prevention and Trauma Treatment -Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process is currently closed for the 2014 grant cycle.

The Child and Youth Education- Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process is currently closed for the 2014 grant cycle.

The Adult Literacy - Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process is currently closed for the 2014 grant cycle.

Contact Info

Molly Baltman - Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment; Workforce Development 
Please click here to review Letter of Inquiry deadlines.
312.445.5022
Lesley Kennedy - Child and Youth Education
Please click here to review Letter of Inquiry deadlines.
312.445.5037
David Pesqueira - Literacy
Please click here to review Letter of Inquiry deadlines.
312.445.5052

About Chicago Tribune Charities

In 1990, the Chicago Tribune expanded its longtime commitment to Chicagoland and established Chicago Tribune Charities as a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, positively impacting the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children, families and adults every year.

Through Chicago Tribune Charities, grants are made to local nonprofit agencies that ensure that the disadvantaged in our community have access to vital programs that focus on:

  • Teaching children and adults to read
  • Offering job training for the unemployed
  • Providing safe havens and counseling for children and families suffering from domestic violence
  • Giving youths in low-income communities a well-rounded education

With the generous support of donors and the match provided by the McCormick Foundation, more than $98 million has been granted through Chicago Tribune Charities, providing the means for those less fortunate to improve their lives and realize their full potential.

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In 1990, the Chicago Tribune expanded its longtime commitment to Chicagoland and established Chicago Tribune Charities as a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, positively impacting the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children, families and adults every year.

Through Chicago Tribune Charities, grants are made to local nonprofits that concentrate on:

  • Youth education programs that give at-risk students access to reading and academic programs in and out of the classroom.
  • Literacy training that provides disadvantaged adults with the skills to become self-sufficient.
  • Job training and workforce development opportunities for youth and adults giving them the tools needed to advance in the workforce.
  • Child abuse prevention and treatment programs to ensure that children suffering from abuse are cared for.
With the generous support of donors and the match provided by the McCormick Foundation, nearly 5,800 grants totaling more than $110.5 million has been distributed through Chicago Tribune Charities, helping those less fortunate improve their lives and realize their full potential.

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Robert R. McCormick Foundation
205 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60601
312.445.5044
development@mccormickfoundation.org

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205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60601

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Fax: 312 445 5001
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