The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

Through our grants, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation seeks to improve the built environment, to enhance the city through the arts, to use investigative reporting to strengthen our democracy, and to ameliorate the effects of low wages.

2015 Angel Guild Award Honors AIA Chicago's Esposito

The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association honored Zurich Esposito with its third annual Angel Guild Award in a ceremony at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel November 12. The Association recognized Mr. Esposito, the Executive Vice President of AIA Chicago, for his “strong commitment to the preservation, appreciation and adaptation of Chicago ...

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Clean Sweep: MacArthur-Driehaus Grantees Receive ALL 24 Non-Equity 2015 Jeff Awards

The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee honors outstanding theatre artists annually. The 2015 non-Equity Jeff Awards were presented on June 8th to recognize outstanding achievements by Chicago-area theatres not operating under union contracts. We are proud that all 24 awards went to current MacArthur-Driehaus grantees. Congratulations to all of the ...

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The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards $327,000 in Small Theater & Dance Grants

We are pleased to announce grants totaling $327,000 to 57 local arts and cultural organizations as part of the MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Small Theater & Dance grants provide general operating support to Chicago organizations with budgets under $150,000. A complete list ...

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New Page Spotlights Grantee Resources

As we ring in 2016, we are pleased to unveil a new page on our website. Our Resources page gives us an opportunity to call your attention to Driehaus Foundation grantees whose work reaches beyond their own organizations and could be of value to all our grantees and others. To ...

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The 2015 Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence

On February 17, 2015 more than 1,400 people gathered to celebrate the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, a program of LISC Chicago (Local Initiatives Support Corporation). This was the 21st year of the CNDA Awards sometimes referred to the “Oscars of community development.” All projects feature architects, nonprofits, civic leaders ...

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