Grantee Profile

Newberry Library

Grants to Newberry Library

  • $375,000

    2013 (Duration 5 years)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Newberry Library is an independent private research library that is free and open to the public. It has a collection of 1.5 million books, 5 million manuscript pages, and 500,000 historic maps making it one of the largest and most important libraries of its type in the United States. It is particularly well-known for its Native American and genealogical materials. It offers exhibits based on its collections, musical and theatrical performances, lectures and discussions, a program for undergraduate students, and professional development for teachers. This grant will support general operations including: exhibitions, education programs, and initiatives that will strengthen the collection.

  • $375,000Active 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).

  • $500,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To convert the card catalogue to an online system (over two years).

  • $50,000

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $25,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations.

  • $75,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $200,000

    1995 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Encyclopedia of Chicago History Project (over two years).

  • $75,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $180,000

    1988 (Inactive Grant)

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

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Newberry Library $2,055,000 between 1983 and 2015.