Grantee Profile

Lincoln Park Zoo

Grants to Lincoln Park Zoo

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 5 years)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant provides renewed multi-year general operating support to the Lincoln Park Zoo, the oldest continually operating zoological park in the nation. Beginning with a gift of two swans from New York City's Central Park Zoo, it now cares for 900 exotic animals. It is accredited, privately managed, and open to the public free-of-charge year-round, welcoming three million visitors annually. It occupies 36 acres of land just a block away from Lake Michigan, and operates and maintains four historic landmark buildings. It is committed to providing free, family-oriented wildlife experiences in the heart of Chicago and advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, research science and conservation.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over four years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Lincoln Park Zoo $1,100,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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