Grantee Profile

Ravinia Festival

Grants to Ravinia Festival

  • $500,000

    2014 (Duration 4 years, 11 months)

    HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS — Ravinia Festival promotes music and the arts through its historic summer festival, year round performances, commissioned works, and education programs. It is the oldest outdoor music festival in North America, presenting more than 130 events ranging from classical to contemporary performances. In addition to presenting and commissioning work for performance, Ravinia has an on-site music institute and conducts educational programs both on its grounds and in Chicago Public Schools. It hosts an annual audience of more than 600,000 and serves more than 75,000 people through its education programs. This grant will support general operations.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

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

  • $420,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

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

  • $500,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture

    HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS — To support the premiere of John Adams's "El Nino" and to launch the One Score initiative (over two years).

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS — To support a music program in low-income neighborhoods (over three years).

  • $30,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations.

  • $300,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS — To support the Lawndale Community Music Initiative (over three years).

  • $90,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $90,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $120,000

    1991 (Inactive Grant)

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

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Ravinia Festival $2,850,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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