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The Civics Program’s mission is to develop an informed and actively-engaged citizenry and create opportunities for participation in our democratic society.

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The only program of its kind in the country, the Communities Program encourages charitable giving from the public and matches it with Foundation dollars to improve social and economic conditions in 23 communities throughout the United States.

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The Education Program seeks to create a statewide system that provides access to quality early education for all children from ages birth to five and improves quality of programs serving those young children in low-income communities in the Chicago region.

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The McCormick Foundation believes nothing is more critical to the vitality of a democracy than free, vigorous and diverse news media, providing citizens the information they need to make reasoned decisions.

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Special Initiatives

The McCormick Foundation supports a limited number of major institutions and programs through its Special Initiatives Program. Our mission is to provide support for projects that further our Foundation’s commitment to children, communities and country.

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Veterans Program

The McCormick Veterans Program (MVP) honors the service and sacrifice of America’s Veterans by
maximizing the value they provide to their families, communities, and country.

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