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.

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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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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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 next deadline for small theater and dance ...

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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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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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