Our Donors Support the World’s Best Learning Experience

We are honored to have the following Foundations and organizations as donors.

The Dr. Scholl Foundation is a private, independent, grant-making foundation dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world.

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The Academy Foundation Grants program directly supports the overall mission of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: to recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

The Polk Bros. Foundation is a private independent foundation dedicated to building and strengthening Chicago’s families and communities, especially those most affected by poverty. The Polk Bros. Foundation is working to make Chicago a place where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Conant Family Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation that carries forward a legacy of promoting basic human needs, dignity, and justice by partnering closely with organizations making a visible and direct impact on communities and individuals. They provide general operating support to nonprofit organizations that promote racial, economic and gender justice.

The Seabury Foundation is a family grantmaking foundation focusing their efforts on education, child care, health, economic development, housing, and other issues in the Chicagoland region, striving to increase the prospects for youth and adults to master, surmount or transform their circumstances.

The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund is a private, independent foundation concentrating on neighborhoods and/or people who are economically or otherwise disadvantaged or who face discrimination in the Chicagoland region.

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation partners with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to support exemplary arts and cultural organizations in Chicago with budgets of up to $500,000. They provide general operating grants to organizations that help enable these groups to present creative work to Chicago audiences as well as to sustain their operations, build their capacity, take risks, and otherwise thrive.


TechSoup is an international network of non-governmental organizations that supports nonprofits, charities, and libraries by providing access to donations and discounts on software, hardware, and services from major brands.

Survey Hero is an online survey tool that enables users to create online questionnaires, collect responses, and analyze the data from the responses. Survey Hero supports charitable organizations around the world and provides nonprofit organizations with a discounted rate for their paid services.

The Illinois Humanities Council is a statewide non-profit that provides free humanities programs in low-income. rural, and incarcerated communities through partnerships and grant opportunities for arts organizations.