McCormick Tribune Foundation

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The Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation is a nonprofit organization that, according to its web page, is "committed to strengthening our free, democratic society by investing in children, communities and country." It operates six grantmaking programs, a park with gardens and a golf course, two museums and a civic outreach program. 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 boasts more than $1 billion in assets.[1][2]


The McCormick Foundation's mission is to "foster communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens."[3]


In 2005 they granted $104,867,265 of grants. [4]

2005 General Fund projects

Some of the groups that received aid include:


Board of Directors


Senior Staff


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  1. Robert R. McCormick Foundation About Us, organizational web page, accessed April 2, 2011
  2. Catigny Park About Catigny Park and golf course, organizational web page, accessed April 2, 2011
  3. McCormick Foundation Home page, organizational web page, accessed April 2, 2011
  4. McCormick Tribune Foundation 2005 grants, organization web page, unknown date of access, now unavailable