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May 28, 2019, 15:00 ET Illinois General Assembly Passes Bill Requiring Civic Education In Middle Schools Heads To The Governor For Signature

The Illinois State Senate approved House Bill (HB)-2265 – legislation requiring all Illinois middle schools serving grades 6th, 7th, and 8th to...


Sep 18, 2017, 12:13 ET Thirteen Illinois High Schools Recognized As Democracy Schools

The Illinois Civics Mission Coalition (ICMC) has recognized 13 exceptional Illinois high schools as Democracy Schools. Additionally, four of the...


May 03, 2017, 21:15 ET One Summer Chicago 2017 Announces $1 Million Charitable Gift from Barack and Michelle Obama

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama announced a $1 million donation to support One Summer Chicago, Mayor Rahm...


Nov 22, 2016, 10:30 ET Cindy Lauper and Gavin DeGraw Headline Concert Honoring Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families, Airing Thanksgiving Weekend

Active members of the military, veterans and their families will be honored over Thanksgiving weekend during America Salutes You, a star-studded...


Dec 11, 2014, 10:54 ET Robert R. McCormick Foundation Commits to Invest in US Challenge

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation joined other Chicago-based Foundations – including the Irving Harris Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the...


May 13, 2014, 10:00 ET McCormick Foundation Grants $900,000 for Citywide Workforce Development Programs through Chicago Tribune Charities

While the nation's economy slowly improves, many individuals are still struggling to access the training programs needed to find jobs that lead to...


Apr 17, 2014, 08:30 ET Illinois Tornado Relief Effort Raises Over $1.1 Million for Rebuilding and Recovery Efforts

The Illinois Tornado Relief Effort campaign, in partnership with WGN Radio, Chicago Tribune, WGN-TV and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, has...


Nov 04, 2013, 11:42 ET New Study Shines Light On Inequalities Among America's Youngest Children

Research shows a child's academic success is often shaped long before he or she steps into a kindergarten classroom. Though they are growing up in a...


Oct 02, 2013, 02:18 ET Robert R. McCormick Foundation Announces Expanded Support for News Literacy Programs

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation has approved nearly $7.4 million in new grants to 22 nonprofit organizations supporting quality journalism and...


Aug 13, 2013, 02:08 ET McCormick Foundation Appoints Philip Zepeda as Director of Communications

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation today announced the appointment of Philip Zepeda as director of communications. He will oversee the marketing,...


Jun 17, 2013, 11:51 ET McCormick Grants Advance 20-Year Commitment To Quality Early Education

Recognizing early care and education is the best investment to ensure the healthy development of at-risk children, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation ...


Jun 18, 2012, 03:08 ET McCormick Foundation Grants Support Quality Early Childhood Education

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation will be providing nearly $5 million in grants over two years to support a system of quality early care and...


Jun 07, 2012, 03:22 ET Matching Funds and Coaching Help Nonprofit Media Organizations Adapt during Tumultuous Times

With their industry facing upheaval and suffering fallout from the recession, nonprofit media organizations have found a need to adapt more quickly...


May 16, 2012, 11:00 ET McCormick Foundation and Chicago Tribune Support Career-Path Employment

As the economy slowly recovers, increasing numbers of lower-income workers struggle to access services they need to find jobs. Recognizing this need, ...


Oct 24, 2011, 06:09 ET McCormick Foundation and Chicago Tribune Support Stronger Families and Better Parenting Through Chicago Tribune Charities

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Chicago Tribune have announced $850,000 in funding through Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick...


Jun 29, 2011, 03:32 ET Robert R. McCormick Foundation Invests Nearly $5 Million in Early Education

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation Board of Directors has approved nearly $5 million in grants over two years to 17 organizations as part of its goal ...


Mar 14, 2011, 01:05 ET Robert R. McCormick Foundation Awards $250,000 for Reporting Workshops

A $250,000 grant will fund journalism training on six key topics through the Robert R. McCormick Foundation's Specialized Reporting Institute (SRI)...


Feb 16, 2011, 11:40 ET Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Awards Names Five Chicago Educators as Finalists

Dedication, innovation, leadership, respect for children and their families, and commitment to professional growth embody the five educators named as ...


Oct 27, 2010, 06:17 ET McCormick Foundation Partners with Poynter Institute to Administer the Specialized Reporting Institutes

The McCormick Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Poynter Institute to administer its 2011 Specialized Reporting Institutes...


Oct 25, 2010, 01:42 ET McCormick Foundation Appoints Director of Evaluation and Learning

The McCormick Foundation today announced that Rebekah Levin will join the organization as Director of Evaluation and Learning, effective Monday,...


Oct 15, 2010, 04:30 ET McCormick Foundation Invests Nearly $5 Million in Youth Journalism, Quality News Content and News Literacy

The McCormick Foundation board of directors has approved nearly $5 million in new grants to 32 organizations committed to strengthening quality...


Oct 06, 2010, 03:50 ET McCormick Foundation Grants Nearly $1 Million for Citywide Housing Programs Through Chicago Tribune Charities

The McCormick Foundation has announced $800,000 in funding through Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation fund, that will help 32 local...


Jul 30, 2010, 10:41 ET McCormick Foundation Invests Over $6 Million in Early Care and Education

The McCormick Foundation Board of Directors has approved more than $6.3 million over two years in grants to 21 organizations committed to improving...


Jun 24, 2010, 12:22 ET McCormick Foundation Grants Nearly $1 Million for Citywide Workforce Development Programs Through Chicago Tribune Charities

The McCormick Foundation has announced $800,000 in funding through Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation fund, that will help 24 local...


Jun 10, 2010, 01:07 ET McCormick Foundation and United Way Launch Fund to Support Local Nonprofits in a Volatile Economy

In the wake of government funding cuts, declines in giving and an increasing need for services, the McCormick Foundation and United Way of...