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Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

Chicago, Illinois
www.driehausfoundation.org

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation was awarded $34,042,686 between 1999 and 2017, including 15 grants in Housing and Chicago Commitment.

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Subgrants are grants awarded by Richard H. Driehaus Foundation with support from MacArthur.
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$12,550,000

2017 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation (Driehaus) has been committed to the arts sector since its founding in 1992 by entrepreneur and investment fund manager Richard H. Driehaus. In addition, Driehaus makes grants in fields such as architecture and design, economic opportunity for the working poor, and investigative reporting. For nearly 15 years, Driehaus has operated the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation (the Fund), which re-grants MacArthur Foundation funds to provide general operating awards, professional development opportunities, and technical support to arts organizations in Chicago with annual budgets less than $500,000. This award renews support for the Fund.

$300,000

2015 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation has been committed to the arts since its founding in 1992 by entrepreneur and investment fund manager Richard H. Driehaus. It has been a partner with MacArthur in arts and culture grantmaking since 2003, annually providing general operating support for more than 200 arts and culture organizations with budgets under $500,000. As part of its general operating support to the Driehaus Foundation, since 2008 MacArthur has made a Professional Development Fund available that awards 30 to 40 grantees funding to attend conferences, workshops, or residencies, or to obtain training. This grant provides additional support to the Professional Development Fund, allowing an additional 35 grantees per year to pursue professional development activities. It also provides funding for individualized assistance to another 50 grantees per year in the areas of board development and training (2016) and marketing (2017).

$125,000

2014 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation has been committed to the arts sector since its founding in 1992 by entrepreneur and investment fund manager Richard H. Driehaus. The Driehaus Foundation has been a partner with MacArthur in conducting its arts and culture grantmaking since 2003, supporting more than 200 organizations annually with budgets under $500,000. Since 2008, MacArthur has offered additional small grants for professional development for grantees in the MacArthur Fund at Driehaus portfolio, assisting 30 to 40 grantees a year with funding to attend conferences, workshops, and residencies, or to obtain other training. This grant expands the Professional Development Fund to provide funding for the full cost of approximately 50 professional development requests and social media training for up to 60 grantee organizations.

$9,672,000

2012 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

The Driehaus Foundation has had a commitment to the arts sector since it was started in 1992 by entrepreneur and investment fund manager Richard H. Driehaus. This grant renews the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Driehaus and the Small Theatre and Dance Group Program, which supports small arts and culture organizations (with annual budgets under $500,000) in the Chicago metropolitan region. The re-granting arrangement was established to sustain the Foundation’s longstanding commitment to small arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and to support these organizations with the technical and organizational development assistance often needed by smaller and/or newer organizations.

$277,186

2012 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

This grant renews support for the MacArthur Fund for Performing Arts Venue (PAV) Licensing (“the Fund”) at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. While the Fund was used in the past to help arts organizations make improvements necessary to obtain city licenses to allow performances to take place in their facility, this grant will expand its scope to include facility upgrades that address health and safety issues that are not license-related or improve the space’s usability as a performing arts venue. This Fund is available to small and mid-sized performing arts organizations (operating budgets under $2 million) in Chicago to secure proper licensing, improve the health and safety of spaces for staff and audiences, and ensure the ongoing viability of these organizations.

$250,000

2011 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

The MacArthur Foundation supports the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Driehaus and the Small Theatre and Dance Group Program. This grant supports (a) additional multi-year general operating support grants to smaller arts organizations that have never received funding from the MacArthur Fund at Driehaus in the past and those that have previously received funding but not in recent years; (b) small increases to a subset of existing Small Theatre and Dance grantees; (c) a pilot of a Promotional Support Fund to help organizations increase the visibility of their artistic work by building their capacity for marketing and promotion; and (d) administrative costs.

$307,500

2010 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Driehaus and the Small Theatre and Dance Group Program (over three years).

$90,000

2009 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture and the Small Theatre and Dance Group Program.

$6,080,000

2007 • 5 years, 2 months • Chicago Commitment

In support of the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture and the Small Theater and Dance Group Program (over five years).

$15,000

2007 • 1 year • Housing

In support of a charette to help create a concept for a Museum of Public Housing in Chicago.

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