McCormick Tribune Foundation Helps Rebuild Gulf Coast Communities with Third Round of Grants
Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign awards more than $3 million to 23 agencies
CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2006
The McCormick Tribune Foundation Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign has announced its third round
of approved grants to 23 agencies that are focused on strengthening and supporting communities impacted
by the widespread devastation. More than $3.7 million will be distributed to the following agencies to
provide housing, home rebuilding, education services, counseling, food and transportation assistance, and
health care services to children and families impacted by Katrina:
|Acadiana Outreach Center, Inc.
||Mennonite Disaster Service
|AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.
||Mississippi Counseling Association
|Arkansas Rice Depot
||NEA Foundation for the Improvement
|Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, Inc.
||Prevent Child Abuse Council, Inc.
|Bay Area Food Bank
||Primary Health Services Center
|Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast, Inc.
||Primary Health Services Center
|Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Little Rock
||San Antonio Food Bank, Inc.
|Children's Hospital, Inc.
||Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans
||The Shepard Center of Central Louisiana
|Cooperative Feeding Program, Inc.
||Society of St. Vincent DePaul, Council of the United States
||Visions of Hope, Inc.
|Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Inc.
||Jackson County Civic Action Committee
"The McCormick Tribune Foundation continues to balance the needs of families who have become permanent
residents in new locations, with those who have chosen to return to their Gulf Coast homes," said David L. Grange,
president and chief executive officer of the McCormick Tribune Foundation. "It is the foundation’s hope that these
grants will help stressed agencies provide recovery services to these families and get their lives back to some
The McCormick Tribune Foundation and many of its communities program partners—newspapers, broadcasters
and sports teams—established the McCormick Tribune Foundation Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign to raise
money for victims of the hurricane, which swept through the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29.
The McCormick Tribune Foundation Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign, which stopped accepting donations on
December 31, 2005, raised nearly $9.3 million from more than 46,000 donors, and the foundation has added
$1 million in matching funds to this amount. Thus far, more than $7.6 million has been distributed to
nonprofit agencies providing services to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Remaining dollars raised will be
distributed in spring 2006.
46 Relief Campaign Partner Participants
||KDBC-TV El Paso
||WBDC-TV Washington, D.C.
||KPLR-TV St. Louis
||KSWB San Diego
||KTLA-TV Los Angeles
||WGN Radio 720
|Daily Press Newport News, VA
||WPIX-TV New York
||The Morning Call
||WPMT-TV Central Pennsylvania
|Denver Newspaper Agency
||North County Times
||WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
About the McCormick Tribune Foundation’s Communities Program
The only program of its kind in the country, the McCormick Tribune Foundation’s communities program
is designed to encourage and improve the social and economic conditions of 32 communities nationwide
by leveraging the knowledge and local presence of newspapers, television and radio stations, and sports
organizations around the U.S. To date the communities program has awarded $617 million in grants to local
and national organizations.
About the McCormick Tribune Foundation
The McCormick Tribune Foundation is one of the nation’s largest charitable organizations, with combined
assets of approximately $1.4 billion. In 2004, the foundation approved the distribution of more than $109
million to invest in children, communities and our country in an effort to strengthen our democratic society
through innovative partnerships. The foundation was established as a charitable trust upon the death of Col.
Robert R. McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The foundation is an independent
non-profit, separate from Tribune Co., with substantial holdings in Tribune Co. For more information,