CME Group Community Foundation

CME Group Community Foundation

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The CME Group Community Foundation provides charitable grants focused on meeting the needs of the global communities in which we live and do business, including providing disaster relief. The CME Group Community Foundation seeks to provide particular support to three areas of concern: children in need, education, and health and human services.

The CME Group Community Foundation also is privileged to partner with non-profit organizations in Chicago and New York to provide needed services and strengthen local communities. By supporting these causes, we are able to help these organizations fulfill their missions of creating brighter futures for those they serve.

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Chicago Grant Recipients

  • All Chicago
  • America Needs You
  • Austin Special Chicago
  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • Build Inc.
  • Center for Independence
  • Center on Halsted
  • Chicago’s Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Chicago Freedom School
  • Children’s Research Triangle
  • Communities in Schools of Chicago
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
  • Girl in the Game
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hephzibah Children’s Association
  • House of the Good Shepherd
  • Inspiration Corporation
  • Juvenile Protective Association
  • Ladder Up
  • Midtown Educational Foundation
  • One Goal  
  • One Million Degrees
  • Ravinia
  • Reading In Motion
  • Sarah’s Circle
  • The Carole Robertson Center for Learning
  • The Children’s Place Association
  • The Jefferson Awards for Public Service
  • Tutoring Chicago
  • United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago
  • Working in the Schools 

New York Grant Recipients

  • Advocates for Children of New York
  • All Saints Community Service and Development Corporation
  • America Needs You
  • Atlantic Theater Company
  • Bowery Mission
  • Brooklyn Arts Council
  • Center for Hope and Safety
  • Children’s Aid and Family Services
  • City Harvest
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Cristo Rey New York High School
  • enCourage Kids Foundation
  • Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
  • Greenwich House
  • GO Project
  • Henry Street Settlement
  • Hudson Guild
  • One Goal
  • Sanctuary for Families
  • September 11th Families Association
  • The Battery Conservancy
  • The Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital
  • The Children’s Aid Society
  • The Rev. Linnette C. Williamson Memorial Park Association  
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Suffolk


Other Grantees:

  • Bright Pink
  • Movember Foundation

Foundation Directors

  • Neil Citrone
  • Terrence A. Duffy
  • Bryan T. Durkin
  • Lynn C. Fitzpatrick
  • Hilda H. Piell
  • Kristin K. Wood

Foundation Officers

  • Terrence A. Duffy, President
  • Lynne C. Fitzpatrick, Treasurer
  • Meg Wright, Secretary


  • Kristin K. Wood, Senior Director, Internal Communications and Community Relations
  • Margaret Jones, Manager, Community Relations

Update: Requesting Funds

Effective January 1, 2013, the CME Group Community Foundation is no longer accepting unsolicited grant applications.

Only organizations invited to apply for funding may submit applications.

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