Newsday Charities: Tis the Season for Giving

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Our Commitment

Newsday Charities, a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is committed to improving the lives of at-risk children and families on Long Island by funding nonprofit organizations with programs that help them thrive and succeed.


Grants are provided through Newsday Charities to agencies with programs focused on:


The complete grant guidelines and additional information for Newsday Charities are available online.






Contact Info

Dale Cole
Public Affairs Project Manager

Newsday Charities

Newsday is proud of its long-standing tradition of helping those in need on Long Island going back to the 1950’s. Deepening the commitment, Newsday partnered with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation in 2000 and established Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund.

Through Newsday Charities, grants are made to local nonprofit organizations making a difference for low-income children, adults and families. These qualified nonprofits provide life-changing programs that offer year-round education and mentoring; give access to healthy meals and food supplies; provide stable housing and a supportive place to turn when coping with the effects of abuse.

Thanks to the generosity of donors and readers, and the 50% match from the McCormick Foundation, those less fortunate in our communities have a chance to improve their lives. With all expenses paid, 100% of donations, plus the match, is granted on Long Island. Since inception, nearly 500 grants totaling more than $14,500,000 have been invested.

Newsday Charities believes in creating communities that thrive. Together, we are building a stronger Long Island for tomorrow by investing in our children, adults and families today.

Robert R. McCormick Foundation
205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312 445 5000
Fax: 312 445 5001