The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed, and engaged citizens. Based in Chicago, 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. Through involvement in philanthropic programs including education, civics, communities, journalism, and veterans, the foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The Foundation Center asked Sara Slaughter, its education program director:
How has the McCormick Foundation’s strategy for funding child and youth education evolved over the years?