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.

Built Environment

The Case for Historic Trades Training

Arts and Culture

Newly Refined Driehaus Arts and Culture Guidelines

Investigative Journalism

Grantee Helps Voters “Check Your Judges,” Growing Public Interest in Judicial Contests

Built Environment

Triumphs in Historic Preservation


Driehaus Foundation Announces 2022 Professional Development Grants

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