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The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation is announcing 19 new professional development grants to support organizations working in the areas of the Built Environment, Arts and Culture, Investigative Journalism for Government Accountability, and Economic Opportunity for the Working Poor. These grants, made to active Foundation grantees, are in addition to the nearly $100,000 in professional development support provided earlier this year to grantees of the MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Professional Development grants support opportunities for lead staff to build new skills or enhance existing skills in the service of the grantee organization.

2021 Professional Development Grants

Access Contemporary Music
$2,000 for the development director to attend the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference in San Diego, CA in November 2021

Arise Chicago
$2,000 for the executive director to work on organizational leadership with executive training coach, Maree Bullock, October - December 2021

Arts & Business Council of Chicago
$2,000 for staff training on Salesforce with Jeanne Busch of TekExtra October - November 2021

Arts Alliance Illinois
$2,000 for the director of community organizing to take Harvard University’s Leadership, Organizing, and Action: Leading Change course February - June 2022

Chicago Bungalow Association
$2,000 for four lead staff to attend the Midwest Energy Solutions Conference in February 2022 in Chicago

Chicago Humanities Festival
$2,000 for seven senior leaders to take leadership development training with Michelle Thomas & Associates December 2021 - February 2022

City Bureau
$425 for the operations manager to attend training through the Management Center in January 2022

Friends of the Chicago River
$1,530 for the director of environment, equity, and engagement to attend the June 2022 River Rally in Washington, DC

Friends of the Parks
$2,000 for finance consultant, Lorraine Jones, to advise and train lead staff on financial management policies and best practices November 2021 – March 2022

Injustice Watch
$2,000 for the directors to take board nonprofit finance and fundraising training with the Sorkin Center for Nonprofit Governance October - November 2021

Invisible Institute
$1,590 for the director of public strategy to attend the American Graphics Institute's online Premiere Pro BootCamp in November 2021

Landmarks Illinois
$2,000 for the director of corp. giving to take the Principles and Techniques of Fundraising course at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy November 2021

National Preservation Partners Network
$1,900 for the program director to take Cornell University's online certificate program, Financial Success for Nonprofits, November 2021 - February 2022

$1,295 for NeighborSpace's assistant director to attend Community at Work's Group Facilitation Skills virtual workshop December 2021

Preservation Maryland
$1,990 for two staff members to virtually attend AIRS Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter Training November - December 2021

The American Ideas Institute
$1,595 for the senior development associate to take the Univ. of Texas at Austin's virtual certificate course in Non-profit Management October 2021-May 2022

The Resurrection Project
$1,395 for the HR manager to take the Society for Human Resource Management course, Navigating HR Compliance Through The Employee Lifecycle, December 2021

Third Coast International Audio Festival
$2,000 for the co-directors to take management workshops and leadership development coaching from consultant Adrienne Hiegel February - March 2022

Woodstock Institute
$2,000 for executive leadership training for Woodstock Institute’s president & CEO from consultant Eric Weinheimer October-December 2021

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