In September 2014, the McCormick Foundation announced the merger of two of its programs—The Civics and Journalism programs—and will launch a new combined program in 2015.
This united program will combine the work that affects the functioning of our democracy, including a free and active press, educated and engaged citizens, and accountable government. The Foundation expects new and enhanced grantmaking opportunities presented by this change, coming at a time when the effectiveness of democratic government is under great challenge.
Currnet grants from the Foundation are unaffected. Radical changes to our grant making strategy are not expected, but new ways to achieve greater impact will be explored. The Foundation will continue to review its grant making strategy in the coming months. Revised guidelines will be available in spring 2015.
For more information, please contact John Sirek at JSirek@McCormickFoundation.org