A. Montgomery Ward Foundation (Chicago, Illinois)

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    A. Montgomery Ward Foundation


    The A. Montgomery Ward Foundation was established by his daughter, Marjorie Montgomery Ward Baker, in 1959 to support and strengthen charitable institutions that provide quality educational and cultural programming for the current and future residents of Chicago, Illinois, and its surrounding communities.

    The Foundation supports projects with the following subject areas:

    • Arts and culture
    • Basic and emergency aid
    • Biodiversity
    • Child welfare
    • Community and economic development
    • Education
    • Education services
    • Elementary and secondary education
    • Family services
    • Health
    • Hospital care
    • Human services
    • Museums
    • Natural history museums
    • Out-patient medical care
    • Performing arts
    • Planetariums
    • Shelter and residential care
    • Special population support
    • Youth development

    Priority consideration will be provided for projects that address the following population groups: Academics; Children and youth; Economically disadvantaged people; Low-income people; and Students.


    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    This trust is managed by the Bank of America Illinois Office. For more information, see https://www.bankofamerica.com/philanthropic/foundation.go?fnId=110.


    Illinois Grantmaking

    Illinois Grantmaking
    PO Box 55850
    Boston, MA 02205-5850
    (888) 703-2345
    (617) 434-6503

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) organizations serving Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding area.

    Deadline Details

    Applications may be submitted by April 15 or October 15 annually.

    Award Details

    Individual amounts vary based on project size.

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