Providing information, art and education delivers a brighter future for tomorrow. The Chicago Tribune Foundation focuses its giving programs to help under-served populations through civic programs emphasizing education, access to arts programs for youth and journalism training for youth or diverse professionals. The Foundation provides an employee matching gift program for our employees of the Chicago Tribune Media Group to stimulate employee giving to nonprofit organizations.
"I'm very excited that I learned something new. I can write and think in new ways."
Arlene S., Student, 826CHI
"826CHI supports Chicago students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and helps teachers inspire their students to write. Strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. The Chicago Tribune Foundation's generous support helps our students build critical skills in our playful yet challenging programs. Their gift also provides a platform for thousands of young Chicago writers to share their stories and ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their individual voice."
Stien van der Ploeg, Director of Development, 826CHI
"Through our Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers in the Classroom program and other law-related programs, the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago places hundreds of attorney volunteers in classrooms to help students understand their rights and responsibilities under the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and our legal system. These attorneys provide students with knowledge based on real-life experiences and offer them a variety of positive adult role models. Support from partners like Chicago Tribune Foundation enables CRFC to reach thousands of students in Chicago each year and engage them in their schools and the civic life of our community."
Kathy Miller, Executive Director, Constitutional Rights Foundation
"A big part of The Chicago Reporter’s mission at the Community Renewal Society is to train interns in the basics of investigative journalism and teach them how to report about race. Longtime support from the Chicago Tribune Foundation has allowed us to contribute to the ranks of journalists who appreciate the importance of investigating racial and economic inequality."
Susan Smith Richardson, Editor and Publisher, The Chicago Reporter