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.

Better Government Association, Chicago Headline Club, and Community Media Workshop -- Journalism Awards Announced

We are proud to recognize this year’s recipients of three awards for excellence in journalism supported by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. First place in the Better Government Association’s 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting went to The Chicago Tribune for Harsh Treatment, a five-part ...

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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 2014 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Lecture on Architecture at the Chicago Humanities Festival

What happens when the landmarks we use to orient ourselves within an urban landscape are unrecognizable, no longer there, or obscured by new construction? And what if it’s not the year 2014, but 1314 or 1414, long before cartographers considered turning their attention to the mapping of city streets ...

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2015 Built Environment Symposium: The Chicago Tradition in Architecture: Inspiration or Artifact?, October 9 and 10, 2015.

Where is the legacy of Chicago’s great building tradition in today’s Chicago architecture? What aspects of this tradition are still relevant and how should we use them?

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Mayor Emanuel Receives Angel Guild Award

On May 1, 2014, The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel with their Angel Guild Award. Richard Driehaus presented the award to the Mayor for his commitment to Chicago families and neighborhoods. The award is named after Angel Gilding, a decorative technique used in Chicago Bungalow art glass ...

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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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