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.

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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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Kim Coventry Featured in North Shore Weekend

By David Sweet

For more than 20 years, Kim Coventry – a native of Carmel Valley, Calf. – quietly ran an eponymous firm focused on publishing that highlighted old-line names in the North Shore and Chicago.

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Summer Learning Circles Focus on Donor Retention

Over the years, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation has been committed to helping grantees, especially small ones, build capacity. Recently, the Foundation undertook an initiative to support current arts and culture grantees by providing opportunities to gather and discuss challenges and solutions. To this end, the Foundation held its first ...

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Driehaus-MacArthur Grantees Receive 105 of 127 Nominations at the 2014 Jeff Awards

On June 2, The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee held the 41st Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony recognizing excellence in Chicago theatre. Starting in 1968, a group of Chicago actors formed the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee in response to their desire to honor local theatre talent. The Committee, consisting of 55 ...

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MacArthur–Driehaus Grantees Receive Support for International Collaborations

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recently announced grants to 12 Chicago-area organizations for cultural exchange programs with 11 other countries, including Brazil, China, and Malaysia. MacArthur’s International Connections Fund supports Chicago-area arts and culture organizations that have received a grant within the last three years from ...

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