Grantee Profile

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Grants to Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

  • $315,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 5 years)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    SKOKIE, ILLINOIS — The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is dedicated to honoring the memories of those who were lost in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and to encouraging individuals to take a stand against hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum houses permanent and temporary exhibitions. The central permanent exhibit traces the history of the Holocaust, emphasizing the lives of individuals before, during and after the War. A special exhibit for younger children encourages them to stand up to bias, hatred, and bullying. Holocaust survivors remain active volunteers and often speak to the school groups that visit. The Museum hosted 90,000 visitors last year, including 44,000 students, half from Chicago.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center $315,000 between 2003 and 2014.