Grantee Profile

Chicago Children's Museum

Grants to Chicago Children's Museum

  • $315,000

    2013 (Duration 5 years)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Children’s Museum provides developmentally appropriate, experiential education for children from birth to age ten. With 15 permanent, interactive exhibits and workshop spaces, educational programming, and community engagement programs, the Museum serves more than 700,000 visitors annually. This grant will support general operations of the Chicago Children’s Museum, as well as new and existing exhibitions, visual and performing arts programming, accessibility initiatives and planning for the Museum’s expansion.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

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

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

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

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of an endowment (over two years)

  • $80,000

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $140,000

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations and for the search and transition to new executive leadership.

  • $40,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations.

  • $120,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $600,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To develop, design, and install new exhibitions and programming at the new home on Navy Pier (over three years).

  • $150,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

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

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Children's Museum $2,145,000 between 1983 and 2015.