Winter 2021 Grantees & A Tribute to Life Director Philip W. Hummer

By January 26, 2021Field News

The Field Foundation proudly announces its Winter 2021 grantees. In this grant cycle we awarded more than $700,000 to 28 organizations—new and returning grantee partners—that are located in and/or focused on communities highlighted in Field’s heat map. As always, the majority of our dollars are given to BIPOC visionaries that are working to change systems, narratives, policies and creative enterprise.

Congratulations to all of our Winter 2021 grantees. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our city and, in particular, Chicago’s communities of color, we are inspired by their commitment, vision and deeply connected work.











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In Memoriam: Field Life Director Philip W. Hummer


It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Field Life Director Philip W. Hummer. He passed away peacefully at his home on December 18, 2020 following a brief illness.

Philip provided the Field Foundation with dedicated and strong leadership. He was a member of the Field Board of Directors for more than 28 years and a longtime member of the Investment Committee. He served as Board Chairman from 1996 to 2004, and became a Life Trustee in 2015.

Phillip was fiercely kind, endlessly curious and pushed himself to learn more, give more, do more. His generosity, leadership and dedicated service to the Field Foundation and many other organizations will be deeply missed. Our civic giant, our most dapper trustee, rest well.

To learn more about Philip’s life and legacy, and to leave a remembrance to be shared with the Field community and his family, please visit his Memorial Page here.

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