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SOURCE McCormick Foundation
CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the nation's economy slowly improves, many individuals are still struggling to access the training programs needed to find jobs that lead to revived careers. Recognizing the need, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Chicago Tribune have announced $900,000 in funding through Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, to thirteen (13) local nonprofit organizations helping individuals overcome the barriers to unemployment and move towards greater self-sufficiency.
"These post-recession times are hard on individuals without the skills to successfully compete for a job," said David Hiller, President and CEO of the McCormick Foundation. "We are pleased to support these programs that will help people achieve their goals of earning a living wage and supporting their families."
Since 1990, nearly $110 million has been granted through Chicago Tribune Charities to support community-based vocational and employment programs.
Funds for these programs are raised from the public, with the McCormick Foundation matching all gifts at 50 cents on the dollar, dramatically increasing the impact of individual contributions. The Foundation, and the Chicago Tribune pay all administrative costs, ensuring 100 percent of donations, plus the match, are granted to local nonprofits improving individual lives across Chicagoland.
The 2014 Chicago Tribune Charities workforce development grant recipients include:
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 $1.5 billion in assets.
The McCormick Foundation continues McCormick's legacy by partnering with media outlets, such as the Chicago Tribune, sports teams and philanthropic organizations across the country, to encourage local giving, inspire civic involvement and address human needs. To learn more about the McCormick Foundation visit www.McCormickFoundation.org, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.
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