Our mission is to advance the ideals of a free, democratic society by investing in our children, communities and country.
We believe civic health is not only essential to building the real power of society, it is the Foundation. For this reason, civic health is our common purpose. It unites all aspects of the McCormick Foundation’s work, from investments in human services, journalism, citizenship and early childhood education, to investments that deliver programs and services to hundreds of thousands of people through Cantigny – our public park – and the Foundation’s three museums.
Philanthropy has always been about believing that a better life is possible. The power of our approach lies in our partnerships, our program and facility integration, and our passion to serve. We strive to be a catalyst for change. Every action we take is intended to inspire meaningful dialogue and deliver results that will improve our country’s civic health and make things better for our children, our communities and our country for years to come.