Our 2023 proposal deadlines are Friday, March 31st (Spring Cycle) and Friday, July 28th (Fall Cycle)

Supporting land conservation, artistic vitality, and regional collections for the people of the Chicago region and the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

We seek to sustain and build resilient, vital, engaged, and equitable communities in our two regions by supporting conservation, arts, and collecting organizations.

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Director of Communications Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation   THE POSITION: Director of Communications Position Summary The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (“GDDF”) is a 70-year-old family foundation based in Chicago, IL and Charleston, SC. Our mission is to sustain resilient, vital, engaged,…

GDDF announces 12 collections projects to be funded by “BROADENING NARRATIVES” grant initiative to illuminate underrepresented stories

Grants total $755,500 to 12 collecting organizations and five advisory groups in Chicago and the Lowcountry of South Carolina Grant recipients will receive a range of $10,000 to $150,000 to fund new projects   CHICAGO [January 11, 2023]—The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (the Foundation)—which supports land…

Welcome, Jason Crowley

The Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Lowcountry Program Director, Jason Crowley. Jason will begin with us February 6th, working out of our Charleston office at 1640 Meeting Street Road, along with current staff member Ame Holcombe. Jason comes to us…

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