Daily Herald Neighbors in Need

Daily Herald Neighbors in Need, a McCormick Foundation fund, is focused on calling attention to and helping to solve the issues of hunger, homelessness and healthcare disparities in the suburbs of Chicago. We hope to shine a light on the fact these problems are right in our backyard and to enlist community support to tackle these social inequities.


Since the paper was founded in 1872, the Daily Herald has had a history of commitment to the Chicago suburbs. While journalism is at the heart of what we do, our goal has always been to inform our readers and provide solutions in their daily lives. Neighbors in Need is an extension of our mission to inform and improve our communities.

Issue Areas

Daily Herald Neighbors in Need supports community groups and programs committed to tackling the problems of the homeless and the hungry in our readership area. We also will support groups and programs dedicated to making sure quality healthcare is accessible to all.


WeGoTogether for Kids

WeGo Together for Kids is a collective impact initiative that brings together more than 60 community partners from across the Chicagoland region to support West Chicago families with children birth – 12th grade.


Northern Illinois Food Bank

To provide nutritious food and resources for our neighbors, with dignity, equity, and convenience, through partnerships and innovation.


DuPage Health Coalition

The mission of the DuPage Health Coalition is to develop and sustain a system for effectively and efficiently managing the health of low-income populations across the continuum of care in DuPage County.



Hesed House’s mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again. Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness – one person, one family at a time.



The mission of WINGS Program, Inc. is to provide housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence.

McCormick Match

The McCormick Foundation matches all donations to the Daily Herald Neighbors in Need Fund at fifty cents on the dollar. With the Daily Herald and the Foundation paying all campaign and administrative expenses, one hundred percent of all donations, plus the match is granted to qualified nonprofit organizations.

The McCormick Foundation does not make grants to programs that would financially benefit the Daily Herald.

Donate to the Daily Herald Neighbors in Need Fund