Friday, April 10, 2015

Celebrating 25 Years of Community Partnerships

by Noreen Castor, Senior Development Officer

For the past 25 years, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation has partnered with media outlets, sports teams and philanthropic organizations to improve the lives of those underserved and the communities they live in. We would like to recognize and thank our four Fund Partners that have been with us from the beginning – Chicago Tribune Charities, Cubs Care, the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund and the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund. Together, the Foundation and our Partners have worked closely to help make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged youth, adults and families.

The Foundation is grateful for our 14 Fund Partners and the relationships that we have cultivated over the years. Through these partnerships, grants are made to qualified nonprofit organization with programs that help transition low-income children, adults and families to self-sufficiency. To achieve greater impact, the Foundation focuses on supporting children & youth education, literacy, health & wellness, child abuse prevention & treatment, hunger, homelessness and workforce development programs.

The important work accomplished by the Foundation and our Partners would not have been possible without the generosity of our loyal donors, readers and fans. With their support and the momentum provided by our Partners, the Foundation has raised more than $500 million, provided matching funds and awarded more than $750 million in grants to thousands of agencies in our Partners’ communities across the country.

Together, we will continue to build a stronger community for all of us in the years to come. To learn more about the Foundation’s Communities Program and Fund Partners, or to make a donation to help us continue this great work, visit

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