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.

First Round of 2014 Small Theater and Dance Grants Awarded

Congratulations to the 2014 MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation grantees. Twenty-one groups were awarded grants totaling $262,000. For more information on our latest round of grantees, please visit the “Grants” section of our website.

The second and final 2014 deadline for Small ...

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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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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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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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The 2014 Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence in Community Design

On February 20, 2014, over 1,500 people celebrated The Power of Neighborhoods at the 20th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards. The event honored the achievements of 10 awardees, including the recipients of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design.


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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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