The casket of Rep. John Lewis crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge by horse-drawn carriage
during a memorial service for Lewis on July 26 in Selma, Ala.
Photo Creator: John Bazemore, Photo Credit: AP


2019-2020 Biennial Report

Over 80 years, Field’s grant making has made a difference and has supported, hired, and funded a wide array of efforts and many important organizations and individuals. Late civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis was a Field staff member; Field made grants to Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers movement, as well as grants to protect and empower indigenous people, among other groundbreaking work. Field has continued to champion racial and gender equity and equality for marginalized individuals and communities. It is central to the work we do and I am proud to be a part of it.

As we celebrate our 80th anniversary, I am delighted to share the 2019-2020 biennial report, Freedom is More than a Word, (the title of Marshall Field III’s 1945 book), as a reflection of our recent work and of the organizations that continue to make Chicago strong.

If Marshall Field III could see us now, he might again be looking forward to what comes next—what the next 80 years hold for all of us, and the important work the Foundation will continue to do.

-Mark Murray, Vice President of Programs and Administration


View the 2017-2018 Report