The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation invests in Land Conservation, Artistic Vitality, and Regionally Significant Collections in the Chicago region and Lowcountry of South Carolina.

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We foster land conservation through preservation, restoration, and protection of strategic lands. We encourage artistic vitality by helping professional arts organizations build their organizational readiness. We support increased access to regionally significant collections.

From the Blog

Remembering Life Director Elliott R. Donnelley

We are saddened to share that Elliott Ranney Donnelley, eldest son of Gaylord and Dorothy, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Elliott was the first of Gaylord and Dorothy’s children... Read More »

Gen Ops Plus Bowls a Strike

What better place to announce a new arts funding strategy than a bowling alley? What better way to celebrate the artistry of 170 arts organizations than by wearing funny shoes, knocking... Read More »

A Place to Come Together in Charleston

The Foundation opens an office in Charleston, a permanent anchor that should make it clear that we are moored here for the long haul. Read More »

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18 Apr
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12 Apr
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5 Apr
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3 Apr
NEWS ALERT: Excited to announce that Suzanne Malec-McKenna is the new executive director of #ChicagoWilderness! ow.ly/vmcC1