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.

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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Driehaus Foundation Awards $118,000 in Professional Development Grants to 80 Organizations

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation provides professional development grants to help grantees enhance their administrative, management, and artistic practices. Last year, 38 grantees received at total of $50,000 in professional development grants. In 2015, an expanded partnership with the MacArthur Foundation provided $118,000 in professional development grants to ...

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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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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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2015 Built Environment Symposium, October 9–10

This free, public event will explore different ways Chicago’s architectural tradition has been interpreted and applied, from the 19th century to now. What makes Chicago architecture special and where is its legacy today? For more detail and to resister click here.

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