Art to See (Virtually) – From GDDF Grantees

Grantee photos, clockwise from top left: Theatre Wit (IL), Charleston Jazz Orchestra (SC), Access Contemporary Music (IL), Khecari Dance (IL), Village Rep (SC). [If you have issues with the links below, please visit the Google Doc directly here.]

CARES / PPP Resources

With this week’s passing of the PPP Health Care Enhancement Act, also known as the “COVID-19 3.5” relief package, we are sharing some resources below that explain what’s available to groups, as well as provide support for applications. IFF and the Community Reinvestment Fund, USA…

GDDF Response to COVID-19

May 15, 2020 COLLECTIONS EMERGENCY FUNDS AWARDED TODAY Last month we launched our Collections Emergency Relief Fund, and today we are pleased to announce we expended the full $200,000 fund, awarding grants to 32 small, regionally-focused museums, libraries, and other collecting organizations across the Chicago Region and the Lowcountry of South…

Learning as We Go, Responding to the COVID Pandemic

No doubt, the COVID-19 crisis elicits a strong sense of purpose in every grantmaker, interspersed with moments of feeling overwhelmed. How do we meet all of the pressing needs in a society with a relatively weak social safety net and glaring inequalities, relative to our…

Collections Emergency Relief Fund

Applications were accepted from April 15 – May 1 for our $200,000 Collections Emergency Relief Fund. The fund was established to provide immediate support to smaller collections organizations in both Chicago and the Lowcountry. Museums and libraries with budgets up to $1 million and regionally focused…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nearly $3 million in grants expedited to small arts and culture organizations in Chicago and South Carolina

For Immediate Release Click HERE for photos GAYLORD AND DOROTHY DONNELLEY FOUNDATION EXPEDITES NEARLY $3 MILLION IN GRANTS TO SMALL ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS IN CHICAGO AND SOUTH CAROLINA TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE RELIEF    In addition to expedited General Operating grants, this includes $200,000 contribution to Arts…

Lowcountry Artistic Vitality Emergency Relief Fund

The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation has established a $100,000 Lowcountry Arts Emergency Relief Fund to assist small and mid-sized organizations which have sustained immediate financial impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation is accepting applications for grant funding to support organizations with specific,…

Announcing the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot, supported by the philanthropic community, announced Arts for Illinois Relief Fund, which will support individual artists and artisans – including stage and production members and part-time cultural workers…

Resource list for GDDF grantees during COVID-19

[If you have issues with the links below, please access the Google Doc directly here.]

New Study Reveals Significant Impact of Chicago’s Storefront Theatres

Despite limited resources, 41 small theatre companies in Chicago filled a combined quarter of a million seats last season and staged more than 60 world premieres CHICAGO [November 20, 2019]— The Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (the Foundation)—an organization that offers unrestricted grants to…