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.

$534,450 Awarded in MacArthur-Driehaus Arts & Culture Grants

We are pleased to announce grants totaling $534,450 to 53 organizations through the MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Grant recipients include those that work in the performing arts such as music (17 organizations), theater (9 organizations), and dance (4 organizations), as well as ...

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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 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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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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Alphawood, Donnelley and Driehaus Foundations, City of Chicago Launch Innovation Boot Camp

Innovation Bootcamp, funded by AD3, the Alphawood Foundation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and supported by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is a multi-funder collaborative.

The Bootcamp, an eight-month program, is about learning to apply creativity inherent in arts and ...

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