Grantee Profile

Illinois Humanities Council

Grants to Illinois Humanities Council

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support a national media competition for short stories about democracy and government.

  • $10,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant will support the Illinois Humanities Council as host organization for the 2012 National Humanities Council conference to be held in Chicago from November 15-18. The Council will use MacArthur support to demonstrate the importance of the humanities in Chicago, share the expertise of the Council and its partners through conference panels, and allow Council staff to participate in the conference by covering their registration fees. The Illinois Humanities Council is an educational organization dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities.

  • $250,000

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $60,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Chicago Humanities Festival (over two years).

  • $30,000

    1995 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Chicago Humanities Festival and for the writing residency of John Edgar Wideman.

  • $25,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Chicago Humanities Festival.

  • $250,000

    1987 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the statewide initiative "Inventing Illinois."

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Illinois Humanities Council $875,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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