Sun-Times Foundation awards NLP $25,000 matching grant


The Sun-Times Foundation in Chicago has awarded the News Literacy Project a $25,000 matching grant to encourage additional individual, corporate and foundation contributions to NLP.

The initial $1,000 of the donation counts toward the match, which runs through Dec. 5. Jim Kirk, the publisher and editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, announced the grant at a VIP breakfast event at the Sun-Times on Sept. 9. The guests were participants and supporters of NLP and other leaders in Chicago’s educational, philanthropic and business communities. The Sun-Times is among NLP’s 24 participating news organizations.

“We are to award a matching grant to the News Literacy Project in support of its mission to partner with the journalism community to teach students how to sort fact from fiction in the news, a critical skill in this digital age,” said Michael W. Ferro Jr., chairman of the Sun-Times’ parent company, Wrapports LLC.

Ferro is also a member of the Sun-Times Foundation’s board. The foundation is run in conjunction with the Chicago Community Trust.

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