Grantee Profile

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Grants to Chicago Symphony Orchestra

  • $500,000

    2012 (Duration 4 years, 11 months)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant provides renewed multi-year general operating support to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, considered to be one of the top five orchestras in the United States. Now in its 121st season, the Symphony’s 106 musicians perform more than 150 concerts each year for 500,000 Chicago area residents and visitors. It also sponsors the CSO Chorus and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, which is the only training orchestra affiliated with a major American company. Almost 200,000 students, teachers, seniors and young musicians participate annually in a deep range of community outreach and music education programs offered through its Institute for Learning, Access and Training.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

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

  • $320,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

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

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the new concert series, Summer at Symphony Center (over four years).

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Musicians Residency Program in Chicago neighborhoods (over two years).

  • $300,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Musician's Residency Program in Chicago neighborhoods (over two years).

  • $30,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations.

  • $75,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support four community music residencies.

  • $90,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $90,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

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

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Symphony Orchestra $3,055,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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