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.

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 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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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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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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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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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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