The Impact of our Programs
The McCormick Foundation invests in people, programs and services that improve
our civic health. This, in turn, makes life better for our children, communities
Some examples of what we’ve done:
Civics Program has dedicated nearly $2.9 million to programs that
promote youth civic and engagement and volunteerism and $3 million to organizations
that honor soldiers and veterans and their families;
Communities Program has raised over $23 million and made approximately 1,400
grants through the support of our 34 program partners in 23 communities throughout the U.S.
Education Program awarded over $74 million to early care and education
Journalism Program funding helped the Committee to Protect Journalists
encourage Mexican President Vicente Fox to appoint a special prosecutor that is
responsible for investigating crimes against freedom of expression in Mexico; and
Special Initiatives Program awarded the Chicago
History Museum, Chicago’s oldest cultural institution, a $1 million dollar gift
donation for an extensive renovation and the addition of new galleries and programming.