Grant Application Process

Giving Philosophy

A community is as strong as its roots. The Sun Sentinel Children's Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, is committed to nurturing the growth of South Florida by providing financial assistance to qualified organizations that serve the needs of the community. Through the Sun Sentinel Children's Fund, the Sun Sentinel supports programs that will:

  • Have long-term, positive impact on the community.
  • Reflect the cultural diversity of our citizens.
  • Meet the needs of targeted and under-serviced populations.

General Guidelines

Through Sun Sentinel Children's Fund, the McCormick Foundation will make grants to organizations with 501(c)(3) status serving South Florida with emphasis on Broward and Palm Beach counties that help low-income children and families in response to applications for the following areas of support:

  • Requesting organizations should have an annual operating budget of $100,000 or more.
  • Organizations should have at least a three to five year operating history.
  • Organizations may apply once annually.
  • Programs must serve at least 75% low-income clients.

Application Procedure

Invitations to apply for 2014 funding have been distributed. If you are an organization that has not applied for funding from the Sun Sentinel Children's Fund in the past, you will have an opportunity to complete a Letter of Inquiry. Our Letter of Inquiry process will be available shortly to be considered for funding. Please check back again for more information.


Geographic priority:
Organizations with programs in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

The Sun Sentinel Children's Fund only makes grants to organizations that fit within our four guidelines.

We do not support:

  • Religious organizations for religious purposes.
  • Individuals; trucks or vans; web site design, implementation and maintenance.
  • Medical or health-related organizations, except as noted in program guidelines.
  • Capital requests for building and/or major improvements.
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Sun Sentinel Children's Fund
333 S.W. 12 Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
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