$200,000 in grants awarded to 32 museums, libraries, and other collecting organizations in Chicago and South Carolina to provide immediate relief

For Immediate Release Click here for photos Full list of grantees GAYLORD AND DOROTHY DONNELLEY FOUNDATION AWARDS $200,000 IN GRANTS TO 32 MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES AND OTHER COLLECTING ORGANIZATIONS IN CHICAGO AND SOUTH CAROLINA TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE RELIEF This follows $2 million of expedited general operating funds to its…

Reflecting on Actions to Address Institutional Racism

David Farren, Executive Director of the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Compounding the trauma that communities of color are disproportionately experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, black communities in this country have yet again been traumatized by the senseless killing of George Floyd while…

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

The Collections Emergency Relief Fund was established to provide immediate support to smaller collections organizations in both Chicago and the Lowcountry, with immediate lost revenue and non-recoverable expenses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 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…