Top Giving Foundations: IL

Foundations have far-ranging interests. With some research, you’ll find one that's a “fit” for your work.

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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 $357,097,627
The Rotary Foundation $229,733,478
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $209,859,152
Grainger Foundation, Inc. $69,118,406
Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation $51,055,275
Arie and Ida Crown Memorial $44,948,746
Caterpillar Foundation $37,976,005
The Joyce Foundation $36,440,380
Ronald McDonald House Charities $34,893,482
The Allstate Foundation $28,288,465
Circle of Service Foundation $27,804,450
Polk Brothers Foundation, Inc. $27,759,335
Alphawood Foundation $26,274,813
Grover Hermann Foundation $24,156,300
The ALSAM Foundation $23,525,058
Illinois Tool Works Foundation $20,128,437
John Deere Foundation $16,948,765
Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois $16,333,300
The Irving Harris Foundation $14,538,014
AbbVie Foundation $14,502,787
State Farm Companies Foundation $12,314,420
Foglia Family Foundation $11,945,856
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation $11,938,654
The Spencer Foundation $11,637,653
Motorola Solutions Foundation $10,914,181
Abbott Fund $10,797,758
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc. $8,186,657
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation $7,927,426
Healthy Communities Foundation $7,735,928
Terra Foundation for American Art $6,802,991
Michael Reese Health Trust $6,670,816
ConAgra Foods Foundation, Inc. $6,573,809
Frank E. Payne and Seba B. Payne Foundation $6,518,466
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation $6,380,653
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation $6,327,931
Davee Foundation $6,232,000
The Coleman Foundation, Inc. $6,194,349
Mars Wrigley Foundation $6,081,521
Blum-Kovler Foundation $5,950,691
Dr. Scholl Foundation $5,915,000