A Strong Start Makes a Lifetime of Difference
“Children are born ready to learn.”
With this mantra, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation began investing in early childhood education more than 30 years ago. In that time, we have worked to ensure all children, from birth through kindergarten, have access to the high quality education they need to develop to their full potential.
Beyond gains for the child, early childhood education is essential for families, is an advantage to businesses, and benefits communities in extraordinary ways.
The Foundation partners with state and city officials and community groups to ensure equal access to quality early childhood education, to train and support an engaged workforce, and to provide safe learning environments.
Applications for funding are extended by invitation only. At this time, unsolicited letters of inquiry are not accepted.