Our Mission and Values

Our Mission

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation fosters communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Our aim is to assist communities, to strengthen democracy, and help ensure that all families and children have the opportunities they need to flourish.

Our Values

The values held by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation embody our commitment to our mission and help shape our organizational culture.

We act with INTEGRITY and HUMILITY in all that we do.
We embrace DIVERSITY and INCLUSION and work to create EQUITABLE OPPORTUNITIES for all.
We champion INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES and seek to promote effective participation in civic life.
We embody a COMMITMENT TO SERVICE and EFFECTIVELY STEWARD the resources entrusted to us.
We strive for GREATER IMPACT through COLLABORATION.
We believe in INNOVATION and CHANGE through a COMMITMENT TO LEARNING.