McCormick Foundation Awards $800,000 for Housing, Homelessness Prevention Programs

The Chicago-based McCormick Foundation has announced grants totaling $800,000 through its Chicago Tribune Charities fund to thirty-two organizations working to provide a broad range of housing and homelessness prevention services in the metro Chicago region.

The grants include $240,000 to nine agencies working to provide up to two years of housing with comprehensive social services; $230,000 to ten agencies working to provide emergency housing assistance and legal and support services; $190,000 to five agencies advocating for legislation and policy efforts on behalf of the homeless; and $95,000 to six agencies working to provide up to two years of housing with case management and support services. The foundation also awarded a total of $45,000 to Casa Central and Humboldt Park Social Services to provide up to a hundred and twenty days of housing with limited social services.

Since 1987, the Chicago Tribune Charities fund has awarded more than $19 million to nonprofit organizations working to provide supportive and transitional housing as well as homelessness prevention services.

"Homelessness continues to be a devastating yet often overlooked problem in cities across America," said the McCormick Foundation president and CEO David D. Hiller. "Through the generosity of many Chicagoans and the great work of these deserving organizations, we can hopefully change the landscape of Chicago's homeless population."