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Grantmaking

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.

Local Focus

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.

Partners List

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 you.

Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks Community Fund
Chicago, IL

Chicago Cubs
Cubs Care
Chicago, IL

Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls Community Assist Fund
Chicago, IL

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune Charities
Chicago, IL

Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox Community Fund
Chicago, IL

WGN-AM
WGN Radio 720 Neediest Kids Fund
Chicago, IL

Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies Charity Fund
Denver, CO

Denver Newspaper Agency
Denver Post Charities/Season to Share
Denver, CO

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Sun-Sentinel Children's Fund
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times Family Fund
Los Angeles, CA

Newsday
Newsday Charities
Melville, NY

Orlando Magic
Orlando Magic Youth Fund
Orlando, FL

Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel Family Fund
Orlando, FL

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Impact Fund
Chicago, IL
 
The Washington Post
The Washington Post Charities
Washington, DC