Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

Richard H. Driehaus, a successful investment advisor, made his first public philanthropic gesture in 1983, when he established his eponymous foundation. For the next decade, the Foundation made grants totaling $6,000,000. In 1992 a family board was appointed, an executive director was hired, and giving became more formal and focused. Today the Foundation awards approximately $5,000,000 annually in grants, a portion of which is in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Driehaus Foundation benefits individuals and communities by supporting the preservation and enhancement of the built and natural environments through historic preservation in neighborhoods throughout Chicago, encouragement of quality architectural and landscape design, and conservation of open space. The Foundation also supports arts and culture, investigative reporting and government accountability, and organizations that provide opportunities for working poor people.

Current opportunities from this funder:

Driehaus Foundation Grants

Opportunity Description Description The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. If, after carefully reading the grantmaking guidelines in the relevant program area, you believe your organization might...

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Funder address

737 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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Areas of focus

Investigative Journalism
Underrepresented Community(ies)