Driehaus Foundation Seeks Applications for Arts, Civic Engagement Grants

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, launches a competition to provide general operating support to Chicago-area arts and cultural organizations with annual budgets of $500,000 or less.

Grants range from $3,000 to $15,000 and rarely exceed 10% of an organization’s annual operating budget. The funds are intended to provide general operating support to organizations with a proven track.

The small grants, for organizations with annual operating budgets under $150,000, has a deadline of Jan. 17. The deadline for organizations with annual operating budgets between $151,000 and $500,000 is May 1.

Arts and culture organizations eligible as are non-performing-arts organizations such as museums, historical societies, education efforts, festivals, film, and literary projects. Grants are designed to help sustain the cultural life of the city and region.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/jrofd72

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Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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