THE FIELD FOUNDATION awards grants to organizations working in the fields of Justice, Art, Media & Storytelling, and Leadership Investment. We primarily fund work being done to serve the people of Chicago with a focus on communities commonly divested in.

The Foundation accepts letters of inquiry (LOI) three times a year in advance of our Board of Director meetings. Typically grants range in size from $10,000-$50,000. For more information on how to apply, please review the Frequently Asked Questions: Application section on this site. To begin your application click here.

Details on the Leaders for a New Chicago Award, including nomination process, nomination requirements, eligibility rules, deadline information and access to the nomination portal can be found here.


Winter Cycle : LOI portal opens August 15 and closes September 15.

Spring Cycle: LOI portal opens December 15 and closes January 15.

Fall Cycle: LOI portal opens April 15 and closes May 15.

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