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

Chicago’s 7 Most Endangered Places

Investigative Journalism

Submissions open for 2023 Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting


Driehaus Foundation promotes Anita Alexander to Senior Program Officer

Arts and Culture

Arts Work Fund announces new general operating grant program

Investigative Journalism

Entering its third decade, Third Coast International Audio Festival has even more stories to share with listeners

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