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
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
Caterpillar Foundation $48,121,171
Arie and Ida Crown Memorial $40,159,769
The Joyce Foundation $38,660,723
The Chicago Community Trust $26,593,551
Circle of Service Foundation $26,441,421
Alphawood Foundation $26,274,813
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) $23,129,869
The Allstate Foundation $22,073,457
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
Foglia Family Foundation $15,836,580
John Deere Foundation $14,779,330
The Irving Harris Foundation $14,727,062
The ALSAM Foundation $13,278,688
The Spencer Foundation $11,637,653
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation $11,633,928
Abbott Fund $11,420,768
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc. $8,186,657
Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois $7,980,350
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation $7,661,523
The Arthur Foundation $7,266,170
Dr. Scholl Foundation $6,964,464
Ace Hardware Foundation $6,895,913
Helen Brach Foundation $6,623,450
Grand Victoria Foundation $6,334,763
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation $6,123,547
Davee Foundation $6,096,500
Aon Foundation $5,953,881
Frank E. Payne and Seba B. Payne Foundation $5,502,490
Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation $5,247,168
Michael Reese Health Trust $5,175,460
Duchossois Family Foundation $5,146,528
Blum-Kovler Foundation $5,120,030