Foundation / Corporation
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
05/03/21 6:00 PM CT - The January 19, 2021 deadline is for groups with actual expenses of under $150,000 (excluding in-kind support) in the most recently completed fiscal year. The May 3, 2021 deadline is for groups with actual expenses between $150,000 and $500,000 (excluding in-kind support) in the most recently completed fiscal year.
Grants of up to $20,000 to Illinois small to mid-size arts and cultural nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for general operating expenses. Consideration will be given to organizations whose main focus is on professionally presenting work to the general public. The Foundation's goal is to advance the abundance and diversity of Chicago's vibrant cultural community.
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation partners with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to support exemplary arts and cultural organizations in Chicago with budgets of up to $500,000. The Foundation provides general operating grants to more than 150 organizations that help enable these groups to present creative work to Chicago audiences as well as to sustain their operations, build their capacity, take risks, and otherwise thrive.
The MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation ("MacArthur-Driehaus") welcomes grant requests from small to mid-size organizations of all creative disciplines, including but not limited to:
MacArthur-Driehaus prioritizes funding for organizations that demonstrate all of the following:
The Foundation also factors relevance, particularly in building empathy, acceptance, equity, and empowerment for Chicagoans. In its assessment of an organization's merit as outlined above, the Driehaus Foundation takes into account where that organization is in its evolution as well as its unique challenges and opportunities.
GrantWatch ID#: 179303
Grants range from $3,000 to $20,000 a year.
- The Foundation makes awards of up to 10 percent of an organization's total actual expenses in the most recently completed fiscal year.
- For groups that are racial and cultural equity organizations (please see definition on URL for Full Text link below) in MULTIPLE categories, the Foundation makes grant awards of up to 15 percent of the organization's total actual expenses in the most recently completed fiscal year.
- First-time grantees typically come in at lower amounts but are eligible for incremental increases in subsequent years.
Applicants not currently being funded may apply for a one-year grant. Current grantees may apply for a one-year, two-year, or three-year grant.
Grantees with single-year grants may reapply annually. Those with two- and three-year grants may reapply in the calendar year that their current grant ends. In general, this means current grantees who would like to reapply should do so prior to the expiration of their grant agreement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Registration/Application Portal: https://driehausfoundation.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new
Suellen Burns, Senior Program Officer:
737 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611
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