McCormick Tribune Foundation Helps Rebuild Gulf Coast Communities with Final Round of Grants
Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign awards more than $2.7 million to 25 agencies
CHICAGO, June 15, 2006
The McCormick Tribune Foundation Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign has announced its
final round of approved grants to 25 agencies focused on strengthening and supporting
communities impacted by the widespread devastation. More than $2.7 million will be distributed
to the following agencies in Texas and Georgia as well as along the Gulf Coast to address the
long-term needs—including literacy, employment skills and permanent housing—of children and families
impacted by Katrina:
|America’s Second Harvest
||Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans
|Architecture for Humanity
||Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc.
|Captain Hope’s Kids
||Midtown Assistance Center, Inc.
|Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc.
||Neighborhood Centers Inc.
|Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Inc.
||Northwest Louisiana Food Bank
|Communities in Schools Houston, Inc.
|Dallas Furniture Bank
||Share Our Strength, Inc.
|Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
||Society of St. Vincent de Paul
|Heartland Human Care Services, Inc.
||Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta
|Houston Food Bank
||The Wilkinson Center
|Houston Habitat for Humanity
||Young Men's Christian Association of the Greater Houston Area
|Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
"On the strength of people’s generosity, the McCormick Tribune Foundation was able to
meet many needs of last year’s hurricane victims by supporting agencies that addressed
immediate relief and long-term recovery," said David L. Grange, president and chief executive
officer of the McCormick Tribune Foundation. "The McCormick Tribune Foundation would like to
thank its donors and program partners across the nation for making this effort possible."
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. In total, the foundation and its partners raised more than $9.4 million from nearly
47,000 donors, and the foundation added $1 million in matching funds to this amount.
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
|Denver Newspaper Agency
||The Morning Call
||WPMT-TV Central Pennsylvania
||North County Times
||WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
About the McCormick Tribune Foundation
The McCormick Tribune Foundation is one of the nation’s largest charitable organizations and encompasses:
- Five grantmaking programs— citizenship, communities, education, journalism and special initiatives
- Cantigny Park & Golf
- Three world-class museums: Cantigny First Division Museum, the Robert R. McCormick Museum and the new McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum
A focus on children, communities and country unites the foundation and its many parts and keep us true to our mission of advancing the ideals of a free and democratic society. The foundation is an independent nonprofit, separate from Tribune Co., with substantial holdings in Tribune Co. For more information about the foundation and its efforts, please visit www.McCormickTribune.org.