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Apr 16, 2019, 12:38 ET The Robert R. McCormick Foundation to Support Chicagoland Higher Education Leaders, Veterans with 'Student Veterans: Good Mission, Good Business' Event

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation will join Student Veterans of America (SVA), the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), and...


Mar 05, 2019, 15:00 ET Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Chicago Sports Alliance Partner To Address Violence In Chicago

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation announced today it has matched donations from the Chicago Sports Alliance to support innovative solutions that...


Jan 10, 2019, 08:00 ET McCormick Foundation, Major League Baseball Announces Final Grants for Welcome Back Veterans

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, in partnership with Major League Baseball, awarded the final round of grants from the Welcome Back Veterans (WBV) ...


Sep 04, 2018, 13:30 ET Musicians and JROTC Students from Chicago High Schools Prepare for World War I Centennial Trip to France

Student musicians and JROTC members from two Chicago high schools are preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France this month for performances...


Sep 15, 2016, 02:00 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. Democracy Schools are...


Oct 02, 2014, 07:00 ET McCormick Foundation Grants Reinforce Importance Of News Literacy And Journalism Education

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation announced more than $5.8 million in grants to support journalism, veterans, civics and early care and education....


Sep 18, 2014, 06:00 ET Private Effort to Address Veterans' Mental Health Needs Could Aid VA Health Care Reform, Study Finds

A unique partnership to support private efforts to provide mental health services to veterans and their families could provide a model for similar...


Sep 17, 2014, 04:00 ET Nine Illinois High Schools Recognized As Democracy Schools

The Illinois Civic Mission Coalition (ICMC) has recognized nine exceptional Illinois high schools as Democracy Schools, for providing students with...


Jun 12, 2014, 11:15 ET A Growing Sector of the U.S. Population Cannot Distinguish Fact from Fiction

In today's 24/7 news cycle, journalists must often decide between breaking news quickly versus accurately. At the same time, any user online has the...


May 28, 2014, 07:00 ET McCormick Foundation Invests More Than $5 Million To Support The Illinois Early Care and Education System

Recognizing that early care and education initiatives are the best investments to ensure the successful outcomes of all children, the Robert R....


Feb 12, 2014, 08:23 ET New Study Shines Light On Illinois Infants And Toddlers

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson's declaration of the "War on Poverty," a new report released by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, in...


Nov 25, 2013, 12:44 ET McCormick Foundation, WGN Radio, WGN-TV and the Chicago Tribune Launch Illinois Tornado Relief Effort

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, WGN Radio, WGN-TV and the Chicago Tribune have partnered to raise funds for Illinois Tornado Relief, assisting...


Apr 25, 2013, 12:02 ET WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund Launches New Spring Campaign Focusing on Youth & Education

With spring's arrival bringing the end of the school year closer, thousands of children across Chicagoland will soon be losing access to programs...


Apr 09, 2013, 12:33 ET New McCormick Grants Support Organizations Tackling Region's Hardest Problems

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation will invest over $1.4 million in 2013 to support a number of initiatives working to solve some of the most...


Mar 27, 2013, 04:58 ET New McCormick Grants Further Strengthen Youth Civic Education & Engagement In Illinois

When it comes to civic learning, Illinois doesn't make the cut. Illinois is one of 10 states that does not require a standalone civics or government...


Mar 06, 2013, 08:00 ET Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief Raises Nearly $1.5 Million for Rebuilding and Recovery Efforts

The Newsday Charities Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief campaign, in partnership with Newsday, News 12 Long Island and the Robert R....


Dec 05, 2012, 12:44 ET 76,000 New Veterans In Illinois: Younger, Poorer, And In Need Of A New Approach

Troops returning home to Illinois from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan represent a new kind of veteran: they are younger than the majority of veterans...


Nov 05, 2012, 06:17 ET McCormick Foundation, Newsday and News 12 Long Island Launch Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation has teamed up with Newsday and News 12 Long Island to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy, which battered...


Oct 03, 2012, 06:23 ET Robert R. McCormick Foundation Funds Community-Based Approaches to News Literacy

Recognizing the need to help educate the next generation of news consumers, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation announced plans for a three-year, $6...


Sep 19, 2012, 06:25 ET Chicago-Area Colleges To Enhance Support For Student Veterans

The leaders of colleges and universities throughout the Chicago area will convene at the University Club in Chicago on September 27, 2012 to explore...


Sep 17, 2012, 04:32 ET Six Illinois High Schools Recognized As Democracy Schools

The Illinois Civic Mission Coalition has recognized six exceptional Illinois high schools as Democracy Schools, marking the 225th anniversary of the...


Sep 06, 2012, 10:37 ET McCormick Foundation and the Chicago Tribune Award Grants to Support Family Strengthening Initiatives

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Chicago Tribune today announced 27 grant awards totaling $850,000. Awarded through Chicago Tribune...


Aug 28, 2012, 08:30 ET Chicago Public Schools Announces the Global Citizenship Initiative

With the 2012 presidential election a mere two months away, the new school year provides an opportunity for local educators and schools to engage...


Jun 13, 2012, 05:00 ET McCormick Foundation and Chicago Tribune Celebrate 20+ Years of Generosity in Chicago

With the awarding of Chicago Tribune Charities' second quarter grants, Robert R. McCormick Foundation and Chicago Tribune announced a...


Apr 17, 2012, 03:38 ET Eli Williamson to Head Veterans Program at McCormick Foundation

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation announced that Eli Williamson is joining the organization as Director of the Veterans Program. In this position,...