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

Through grantmaking and other tools, the Foundation helps strengthen and sustain the communities in which we work by supporting equitable and inclusive access and engagement with land, art, and collections.

Natural lands; preserved and restored on a landscape scale — are critical to the well-being of wildlife, plant life, and human communities.
Arts organizations; creatively accomplished and operationally strong — are the backbone of our regions’ artistic vitality.
Collections; accessible to the public and creatively interpreted, urge us to consider where we’ve been, where we are now and where our next steps might take us.


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