Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition Received $100,000.00 through Chicago Tribune Charities

Chicago, November 11, 2016- Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition recently received a $100,000.00 grant through Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund.

The grant will support: For general support (1-year grant)

$1,000,000 was distributed to 23 nonprofit organizations across Chicago and the suburbs through Chicago Tribune Charities.

About the Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition

The Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition is a member-based organization that helps Chicago’s Adult Education organizations secure resources and training so that underserved adult learners can become economically successful. You may learn more on our website,

About Chicago Tribune Charities, A McCormick Foundation Fund

In 1990 the Chicago tribune expanded its support of helping those in need in Chicago and the suburbs and partnered with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to establish Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The fund is promoted, particularly its Holiday Giving Campaign, to raise funds from Chicago Tribune readers, the public and corporate donors. The Chicago Tribune and the McCormick Foundation pay all expenses ensuring that all donations, plus the McCormick Foundation match of 50 cents on each donated dollar, are invested in the community. The funds raised support programs throughout Chicagoland that help low-income people have access to child & youth education, adult literacy, job training & workforce development and child abuse prevention & treatment programs. Since inception, more than $119 million has been distributed to make a positive impact in the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children and families in Chicago and the suburbs. To learn more about Chicago Tribune Charities visit

About the Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Robert R. McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the Foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to 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 foundations, with more than $1.5billion in assets.

The McCormick Foundation’s Communities Program continues Col. McCormick’s legacy by partnering with media outlets, such as the Chicago Tribune, sports teams and philanthropic organizations across the country, to raise money and provide matching dollars which increase the impact of charitable giving. To learn more about the McCormick Foundation visit Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.


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