We seek to…

improve The Built Environment

The Driehaus Foundation works to ensure that viable, healthy urban environments are designed to meet the needs of the humans who inhabit them.

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enhance Arts and Culture

The Driehaus Foundation believes that the arts play an essential role in the cultural life of Chicago.

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strengthen Democracy

Our goal is to support investigative reporting that fosters greater transparency, accountability and effectiveness in government institutions at the local level.

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advance Economic Opportunity

The Driehaus Foundation believes that a great city fully realizes the potential of its citizens, and that a community must invest in each person’s opportunity to succeed in order for all of us to succeed.

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Recent News & Events
Arts and Culture

Driehaus Foundation Awards $1,735,000 to Small and Midsize Arts and Culture Organizations

Arts and Culture

Statue Stories, Art Design Chicago Offer Chicagoans a Fall Cultural Bounty

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Arts and Culture

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards $108,000 in Professional Development Grants

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Arts and Culture

MacArthur–Driehaus Grantees Participate in Financial Management Training

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