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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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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Meet Our Consultants

This year we are pleased to be working with a group of seasoned MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation consultants. Pictured from left to right: Jerry Fuller, Deborah Epstein, Beth Downs, Caroline O’Boyle, Bea Bosco, and Eric Ziegenhagen at a recent roundtable discussion ...

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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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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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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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