About Our Partners
The Foundation's Communities Program is built upon partnerships with newspapers, television and radio stations, and sports
organizations around the U.S.
These program partners raise funds in their local communities in a number of ways. Newspapers support in-paper campaigns to
raise money from readers. Broadcast stations and sports teams conduct special events.
The McCormick Foundation matches contributions at 50%
and work with our partners on fundraising and grantmaking strategies.
The Communities Program is uniquely designed to take advantage of our partners' special relationships with their readers,
listeners, viewers and fans. Because of their high profile and broad impact in their communities, program partners can be
very successful in raising public awareness, and dollars, in support of important local issues. The matching dollars provided by
the foundation further increase the impact of local giving.
Although the Foundation's Board of Directors retains final approval of all fund guidelines and all grants, the Communities Program works with its partners to determine
local grantmaking priorities and community needs.
Below is a listing of our partnerships and funds around the country.
For grantseeking guidelines and contact information, please follow the links below.
For more information about a particular fund, please contact the fund partner directly.
Only those interested in Chicago Tribune Charities and WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund
should directly contact the McCormick Foundation
offices in Chicago. Thank
Chicago Blackhawks Community Fund
Chicago Bulls Community Assist Fund
Chicago Tribune Charities
Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox Community Fund
WGN Radio 720 Neediest Kids Fund
Colorado Rockies Charity Fund
Denver Newspaper Agency
Denver Post Charities/Season to Share
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Sun-Sentinel Children's Fund
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times Family Fund
Los Angeles, CA
Orlando Magic Youth Fund
Orlando Sentinel Family Fund
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Impact Fund
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
The Washington Post Charities