Focus Areas

Through the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, grants are made to qualified nonprofit organizations in Central Florida that offer year-round educational programs, provide nutritious meals and housing for those in need, as well as child abuse prevention and trauma treatment programs:

Child Abuse Prevention and Trauma Treatment

To support parenting programs that reduce the risk of child abuse and trauma treatment programs that improve the social and emotional functioning of children and youth impacted by abuse and family violence.

Child & Youth Education

To help children and youth grades K-12 achieve academic success, complete high school and enter post-secondary education programs.

Homelessness Prevention

To support prevention programs that keep individuals and families at risk of homelessness in stable housing, and for housing with support services for homeless individuals and families.


To support the hunger relief infrastructure and community programs with case-managed services that assist individuals in their move to stabilization and self-sufficiency.

The Orlando Sentinel and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation have been honored to partner with you to strengthen Orlando area communities through the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund.

As of May 1, 2017, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation is no longer accepting donations for the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The Orlando Sentinel will be assuming full responsibility for the Family Fund’s charitable fundraising outreach and grant-making support, in addition to its other philanthropic efforts.

The McCormick Foundation is shifting its focus to concentrate on strengthening Chicago, its home community. The Foundation and the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund will work closely on the transition of activities this year.

The Orlando Sentinel remains committed to keeping local communities strong with its support of the nonprofit community. It has been a pleasure for the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Orlando Sentinel to have worked together to support the many local nonprofit organizations whose programs have improved lives of thousands. More information will be shared soon about the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund and its new direction.