Emergency GrantsThe Foundation provides emergency assistance grants, called McCormick Grants, to soldiers currently serving in the 1st Infantry Division and their families when confronted with emergency financial needs that cannot be met through the usual forms of assistance that are available to them. Colonel Robert R. McCormick served in and commanded the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery during World War I and later founded the Chicago Tribune publishing company. Upon his death, he left the McCormick Tribune Foundation, a trust that supports these and many other charitable grants.
By design and intent, McCormick Grants are requested, approved and awarded through streamlined procedures to deliver the emergency funds in a timely manner. The Foundation Board of Trustees reviews all awards annually and revises procedures as necessary.
Through the generosity of the McCormick Tribune Foundation, the 1st Infantry Division Foundation was able to make the following McCormick Grant in 2012.
December 17, 2012
A grant of $500 was given to the USO Fort Riley to help provide Christmas food baskets to 1st Infantry Division soldiers and their families who were in need.