Top Giving Foundations: IL

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The foundations listed below are from GrantDomain. They’re prescreened: they have a staff, issue RFPs, or otherwise indicate interest in receiving grant proposals. Some foundations are omitted, even though they award large grants, because they don’t accept unsolicited grant proposals. We list up to forty foundations for each state.

Foundation Name Total Annual Giving
The Chicago Community Trust $225,126,611
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $209,859,152
The Rotary Foundation $168,093,702
Grainger Foundation, Inc. $59,347,681
Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation $51,055,275
Arie and Ida Crown Memorial $44,948,746
The Joyce Foundation $38,660,723
Caterpillar Foundation $37,976,005
Circle of Service Foundation $27,256,458
Alphawood Foundation $26,274,813
The Allstate Foundation $24,612,048
The ALSAM Foundation $23,525,058
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) $23,129,869
Polk Brothers Foundation, Inc. $20,925,942
The Oprah Winfrey Foundation $18,778,000
Illinois Tool Works Foundation $17,606,921
State Farm Companies Foundation $17,189,637
Motorola Solutions Foundation $16,904,625
John Deere Foundation $16,626,418
Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois $16,333,300
Foglia Family Foundation $15,836,580
The Irving Harris Foundation $14,727,062
The Spencer Foundation $11,637,653
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation $11,633,928
Abbott Fund $9,516,481
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc. $8,186,657
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation $7,661,523
The Arthur Foundation $7,266,170
Dr. Scholl Foundation $6,964,464
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation $6,380,653
Grand Victoria Foundation $6,334,763
Davee Foundation $6,232,000
Blum-Kovler Foundation $5,950,691
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation $5,610,269
Helen Brach Foundation $5,598,562
Frank E. Payne and Seba B. Payne Foundation $5,502,490
Aon Foundation $5,383,403
Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation $5,247,168
Michael Reese Health Trust $5,175,460
The DuPage Foundation $5,163,818