We are committed to enriching the lives of all Chicagoans by improving the built environment, cultivating a robust and diverse arts and culture ecosystem, and supporting investigative journalism that fosters transparency, accountability, and effective government.

Arts and Culture

World Dumpling Fest Celebrates Chicago Neighborhoods

Built Environment

Arts and Crafts Treasure Supports Local Community


Volunteering at Northwestern Settlement


Integrating Self-Care Plans into Nonprofit Structures

Investigative Journalism

Driehaus Foundation Grants Strengthen Local News Across Illinois

Photo Credits
Built Environment – Friends of the Chicago River
Arts and Culture – Michelle Reid
Investigative Journalism for Government Accountability – The Center for Investigative Reporting