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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

Kristin Gallagher

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 $200,000 Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans $350,000
Architecture for Humanity $250,000 Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. $200,000
Captain Hope’s Kids $15,000 Midtown Assistance Center, Inc. $40,000
Carpenter’s Helper $100,000 Multipractice Clinic $40,000
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. $25,000 Neighborhood Centers Inc. $120,000
Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Inc. $50,000 Northwest Louisiana Food Bank $20,000
Communities in Schools Houston, Inc. $21,000 Salvation Army $149,125
Dallas Furniture Bank $50,000 Share Our Strength, Inc. $180,000
Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge $250,000 Society of St. Vincent de Paul $115,000
Heartland Human Care Services, Inc. $50,000 Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta $50,000
Houston Food Bank $100,000 The Wilkinson Center $50,000
Houston Habitat for Humanity $110,000 Young Men's Christian Association of the Greater Houston Area $50,000
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law $200,000

"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

Advocate/Greenwich Times JDW Insurance Orlando Magic
Baltimore Sun KCPQ-TV Seattle Orlando Sentinel
Chicago Bears KDBC-TV El Paso Sun Sentinel
Chicago Blackhawks KDAF-TV Dallas WATL-TV Atlanta
Chicago Cubs KHWB-TV Houston WBDC-TV Washington, D.C.
Chicago Tribune KPLR-TV St. Louis WBZL-TV Miami
Cleveland Cavaliers KSWB San Diego WEWB-TV Albany
CLTV-Chicago KTLA-TV Los Angeles WGN-TV Chicago
Colorado Avalanche KTXL Sacramento WGN Radio 720
Colorado Rockies KWGN-TV Denver WLVI-TV Boston
Daily Press Newport News, VA LA Times WPHL-TV Philadelphia
Denver Broncos Lowell Sun WPIX-TV New York
Denver Newspaper Agency The Morning Call WPMT-TV Central Pennsylvania
Denver Nuggets Newsday WTIC-TV Hartford
Hartford Courant North County Times WXIN-TV Indianapolis
    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.