United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Stronger Neighborhoods for Chicago through the United Way-McCormick Partnership


The United Way-McCormick Partnership for Strong Neighborhoods emphasizes the power of collective impact and is a best-in-class example of neighborhoods working together to create lasting change.

By building on our long-time partnership with the United Way and aligning our work, together we have an opportunity to make a lasting impact in many of Chicago’s hopeful neighborhoods.

In 2010, United Way Metro Chicago expanded its longtime commitment to Chicagoland and established the United Way Metro Chicago Impact Fund with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

United Way Neighborhood Network

Chicago Neighborhoods

  • Auburn Gresham
  • Austin
  • Brighton Park
  • Bronzeville
  • Englewood
  • Far South
  • Garfield Park
  • Little Village
  • South Chicago


Suburban Communities

  • Blue Island/Robbins
  • Cicero
  • Evanston
  • West Chicago


Proven Results

All organizations undergo a thorough screening during the grant application process to ensure that only high-quality programs with proven results receive funding.


The Impact Fund is a McCormick Foundation Fund focused on improving the lives of those in need and transforming the community.


$23 million in grants since 2010