The Robert R. McCormick Foundation envisions a Chicagoland comprised of thriving communities where all individuals have the resources and opportunities to succeed, without regard to race, income, ethnicity, gender, or ZIP code.
We invest in people and organizations across Chicago and Illinois to develop educated, informed, and engaged communities.
The values held by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation embody our commitment to our mission and help shape our organizational culture.
We expect the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics.
We marshal our resources to advance equitable opportunities and outcomes for all.
We take responsibility for honoring our commitments and measuring our progress to ensure we are working as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Diversity and Inclusion
We promote inclusivity so that all forms of diversity are valued.
We strive to continuously learn from our own experiences, those around us, and available resources, leading to higher performance and greater impact.
We respect the resources entrusted to us and the intent of our benefactor, Robert R. McCormick, to sustain our mission for years to come.
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation: Then and Now
The foundation was established in 1955, upon the death of Colonel Robert R. McCormick and has contributed more than $1.6 billion in charitable distributions since 1955.
Cantigny Park, Cantigny Golf and the First Division Museum are important expressions of Colonel Robert R. McCormick’s legacy and offer recreational and educational opportunities for the entire community.
The Foundation is an inspiring workplace, offering our staff the opportunity to build stronger communities through collaboration and meaningful work.
Our tax-exempt status and recent financial documents are available upon request.