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.

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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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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Two New Program Officers Join the Foundation

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation is delighted to announce the arrival of two recently appointed Senior Program Officers: Geoffrey Banks and Julia Mayer.

 

Geoffrey Banks most recently served as Director of Programs & Partnerships at the Illinois Humanities Council, where he was responsible for arts and culture programs and grant-making. He ...

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The 2014 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Lecture on Architecture at the Chicago Humanities Festival

What happens when the landmarks we use to orient ourselves within an urban landscape are unrecognizable, no longer there, or obscured by new construction? And what if it’s not the year 2014, but 1314 or 1414, long before cartographers considered turning their attention to the mapping of city streets ...

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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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