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The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation is proud to announce 21 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 current Foundation grantees, total nearly $40,000 and are in addition to the $89,000 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 training opportunities for an organization’s lead staff to build new skills or strengthen existing skills to enhance the effectiveness of their work and the work of their organization. Congratulations to all the grant recipients!

Access Contemporary Music
$2,000 for travel and registration costs for the Outreach Director to attend the 2023 Chamber Music America Conference in New York, NY January 5-8, 2023

Active Transportation Alliance
$2,000 to hire VEGA Partners to provide training and support October 2022 - February 2023 to help staff leadership implement ATA's Racial Equity Action Plan

Arts & Business Council of Chicago
$2,000 for the Director of Programs to take Designing Strategy, Human-Centered Systems Thinking, and Storytelling for Influence from IDEO U November 10 - December 18, 2022

Arts Alliance Illinois
$2,000 for travel and registration fees for the Executive Director to attend Grantmakers in the Arts Conference in New York, NY October 9-12, 2022

Better Government Association
$1,800 for the Web and Graphics Editor to take the online course, Data Visualization and Storytelling, from the University of Chicago March 6 - April 13, 2023

Chicago Humanities Festival
$2,000 for four development team leaders to attend the Association of Fundraising Professionals Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA April 16-18, 2023

Chicago Reader
$2,000 for the Managing Editor and the Publisher to attend the 16th Annual Knight Media Forum in Miami, FL in February 2023

Friends of the Chicago River
$1,690 for lead staff to receive 11 hours of virtual DonorPerfect database training on specific topics October 6, 2022 – September 31, 2023

Glessner House
$1,365 for the Executive Director to attend the Association of Midwest Museums Conference in Indianapolis, IN July 26-29, 2023

Growing Home, Inc.
$2,000 to engage Hansra Consulting October 6, 2022 - September 30, 2023, to enhance senior leadership’s capacity in strategic planning and capital campaigns

Latino Policy Forum
$2,000 for the Associate Director of Operations to attend the HR Training Center's three-day HR Generalist Certificate Program March 29-31, 2023

Lawyers for the Creative Arts
$2,000 for the Executive Director and the Associate Program Director to attend National Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Conference in Burlingame, CA October 18-21, 2022

National Preservation Partners Network
$1,575 for the Program Director to take the National Development Council's online course, Economic Development Finance, November 7, 2022 - May 7, 2023

$2,000 for lead staff to take The Restorative Center’s online training, Foundations in Restorative Justice, March 31 - April 2, 2023

Northwest Side Housing Center
$2,000 for the Data and Grants Managers to attend the Public Science Project's Critical Participatory Action Research Institute in New York, NY June 6-9, 2023

Preservation Maryland
$1,525 for the Historic Trades Curriculum Developer to take two online curriculum development courses from the Center for Applied Special Technology October 2022 - October 2023

See Chicago Dance
$2,000 for the Marketing Manager to attend Capacity Interactive's Art Marketing Boot Camp in New York, NY November 3-4, 2022

Storycatchers Theatre
$1,900 for the COO and the Program Manager to take Nonprofit Finance: Toolkit for Leaders online from Northwestern University October 26–31, 2022

The Resurrection Project
$1,495 for the PR and Marketing Manager to attend the Social Media Marketing Certificate Program at DePaul University November 1, 2022 - December 6, 2022

Women Employed
$2,000 for staff leadership in 2022 to attend AFP’s Annual Leadership conference October 20-22 and the Management Center course, Mngt 101 BIPOC Cohort, October 31 - November 2

Woodstock Institute
$2,000 for the SVP for Policy & Communications to attend Resilient Leadership for High-Performing Organizations at the University of Chicago October 18-27, 2022

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