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 Rotary Foundation $229,733,478
The Chicago Community Trust $225,126,611
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $209,859,152
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
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) $30,784,315
Polk Brothers Foundation, Inc. $27,759,335
Circle of Service Foundation $27,256,458
Alphawood Foundation $26,274,813
The Allstate Foundation $24,612,048
The ALSAM Foundation $23,525,058
Illinois Tool Works Foundation $17,606,921
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
State Farm Companies Foundation $12,819,817
The Spencer Foundation $11,637,653
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation $11,633,928
Abbott Fund $10,797,758
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc. $8,186,657
Tellabs Foundation $7,800,000
Healthy Communities Foundation $7,735,928
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation $7,661,523
Michael Reese Health Trust $6,670,816
Frank E. Payne and Seba B. Payne Foundation $6,518,466
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation $6,380,653
Grand Victoria Foundation $6,334,763
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation $6,252,528
Davee Foundation $6,232,000
Blum-Kovler Foundation $5,950,691
Dr. Scholl Foundation $5,915,000
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation $5,610,269
Helen Brach Foundation $5,598,562
Aon Foundation $5,247,512
Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation $5,247,168