McCormick Foundation Grants Nearly $1 Million for Citywide Housing Programs Through Chicago Tribune Charities

Oct 06, 2010, 15:50 ET from McCormick Foundation

CHICAGO, Oct. 6, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The McCormick Foundation has announced $800,000 in funding through Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation fund, that will help 32 local agencies provide a broad range of housing and homelessness services. These plans focus on preventing homelessness, moving those who are homeless into permanent housing rather than shelters, and providing the services necessary to help the homeless achieve self-sufficiency.  Through partnerships with media outlets, such as the Chicago Tribune, the McCormick Foundation continues Robert R. McCormick's legacy of service by encouraging local giving, inspiring civic involvement and addressing human needs.

"Homelessness continues to be a devastating yet often overlooked problem in cities across America," said David D. Hiller, president and CEO of the McCormick Foundation.  "Through the generosity of many Chicagoans and the great work of these deserving organizations, we can hopefully change the landscape of Chicago's homeless population."  

The 2010 housing grants will be awarded to agencies providing high-quality services in the following program areas:

  • Advocacy / Technical Assistance: $190,000 to 5 agencies supporting legislation and policy efforts on behalf of the homeless; providing training and support for homelessness providers.
  • Emergency/Transitional/Interim Shelter: $45,000 to 2 agencies providing 30-120 days of housing with limited social services.
  • Prevention: $230,000 to 10 agencies providing emergency assistance, and legal and support services, which allow youth and families to maintain stable housing.
  • Supportive Housing: $240,000 to 9 agencies providing short-term to permanent housing with comprehensive social services. The rental support and service provision may span the lifetime of the resident, or may decrease over time, depending on the individual's ability to achieve self-sufficiency.  
  • Transitional Housing: $95,000 to 6 agencies providing up to two years of housing with case management and support services.  In Chicago, this model is used for homeless youth. In the suburbs it's typically used for youth and family.  

Since 1987, Chicago Tribune Charities has committed more than $19 million to support programs providing supportive housing, transitional housing, and homelessness prevention services.  To donate today to Chicago Tribune Charities, go to www.mccormickfoundation.org/NetCommunity/CTC/donate. For more information about Chicago Tribune Charities, go to www.mccormickfoundation.org/NetCommunity/CTC.  

Below is the complete listing of the 2010 Chicago Tribune Charities housing grants. All the organizations are in the Chicagoland area:

Advocacy / Technical Assistance


1. The Chicago Alliance

For general support.

$65,000

2. Chicago Coalition for the Homeless  

For general support.

$35,000

3. Corporation for Supportive Housing

For Chicago-area Family Supportive Housing Initiative.

$50,000

4. Supportive Housing Providers Association

For Saving Homes for Homeless Families program.

$20,000

5. Chicago Rehabilitation Network

For general support.  

$20,000

Total

$190,000



Emergency / Interim / Transitional Shelter


6. Casa Central

For La Posada Interim Housing for Homeless Families program.

$25,000

7. Humboldt Park Social Services

For Center for Changing Lives Family Housing Placement and Retention Services program.

$20,000

Total

$45,000



Prevention


8. Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic

For Housing Law program.

$10,000

9. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

For Homelessness Prevention Call Center.

$50,000

10. Emergency Fund

For Flexible Financial Fund program for families.

$35,000

11. Heartland Human Care Services, Inc.  

For Homeless Prevention program for families.

$35,000

12. Illinois Migrant Council

For Farmworker Housing Services program.

$15,000

13. Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing

For general support.  

$20,000

14. Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

For Housing Law Project.

$15,000

15. Metropolitan Tenants Organization

For Homeless Prevention Services.

$20,000

16. Together We Cope

For Rent/Mortgage or Utility Assistance for Families program.

$15,000

17. Spanish Coalition for Housing

For Homeless Prevention program.

$15,000

Total

$230,000



Supportive Housing


18. AIDS Foundation of Chicago

For Supportive Housing Initiatives.

$20,000

19. Beacon Therapeutic School, Inc.  

For Family Assertive Community Treatment program.

$85,000

20. Chicago House and Social Service Agency

For Family Support program.

$25,000

21. DuPage P.A.D.S., Inc.

For Case Management for Families program.

$15,000

22. EdgeAlliance, Inc.

For Sawyer Garden and Garden View Permanent Supportive Housing and Services program.

$20,000

23. Facing Forward to End Homelessness

For Shelter Graduates program.

$20,000

24. South Suburban PADS

For Families First program.

$20,000

25. Thresholds

For Homeless Families program.

$25,000

26. PADS Crisis Services, Inc.

For Beyond Shelter program.

$10,000

Total

$240,000



Transitional Housing


27. Bridge Communities, Inc.  

For Transitional Housing program.


$15,000

28. La Casa Norte

For Solid Ground program.


$10,000

29. NCO Youth & Family Services

For Youth in Transition program.

$10,000

30. St. Leonard's Ministries

For Grace House Family Reunification.


$15,000

31. Wings Program, Inc.

For Transitional Living program.

$10,000

32. Teen Living Programs, Inc.

For general support.

$35,000

Total

$95,000



2010 HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS GRANTS GRAND TOTAL

$800,000



About the McCormick Foundation and Chicago Tribune Charities

The McCormick Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening our nation's civic health by creating educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through its grantmaking programs, Cantigny Park and Golf, and museums, the Foundation helps build citizen leaders and make life better in our communities. The Foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The McCormick Foundation is one of the nation's largest charities, with more than $1 billion in assets.

The McCormick Foundation continues McCormick's legacy by partnering with media outlets, such as the Chicago Tribune, and sports teams across the country, to encourage local giving, inspire civic involvement and address human needs.

Through this unique partnership, Chicago Tribune and the McCormick Foundation raise and distribute funds across Chicagoland through Chicago Tribune Charities. All donations are matched by the McCormick Foundation at 50 cents on the dollar, increasing the impact of the gift. The Foundation and Chicago Tribune pay all campaign and administrative costs, ensuring that 100 percent of all donations, plus the match, is granted to local nonprofit agencies with programs that support disadvantaged people in the community.

To learn more about the McCormick Foundation visit www.McCormickFoundation.org.

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