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.

$304,000 Awarded to Chicago Small Theater & Dance Organizations

Pictured grantee: Chicago Dance Crash. Photo by Ashley Deran

 

We are pleased to announce general operating support grants totaling $304,000 to 49 Chicago arts and cultural organizations. These grants are made in partnership with the the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation through the MacArthur Funds for Arts ...

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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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2015 Angel Guild Award Honors AIA Chicago's Esposito

The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association honored Zurich Esposito with its third annual Angel Guild Award in a ceremony at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel November 12. The Association recognized Mr. Esposito, the Executive Vice President of AIA Chicago, for his “strong commitment to the preservation, appreciation and adaptation of Chicago ...

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Clean Sweep: MacArthur-Driehaus Grantees Receive ALL 24 Non-Equity 2015 Jeff Awards

The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee honors outstanding theatre artists annually. The 2015 non-Equity Jeff Awards were presented on June 8th to recognize outstanding achievements by Chicago-area theatres not operating under union contracts. We are proud that all 24 awards went to current MacArthur-Driehaus grantees. Congratulations to all of the ...

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Metropolitan Planning Council Releases “Our Great Rivers” Vision Plan

Two years in the making,Our Great Rivers is the city’s first unifying and forward-looking vision and action agenda for Chicago’s three rivers—the Calumet River, the Chicago River and the Des Plaines River. The plan, released on August 17, 2016 and available at www.greatriverschicago.org, calls ...

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