Continuing Conversations with Funders on Capitalization and Community

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street, First Floor Garland Room
This event is open to: 

Grantmaking Members

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Capitalization: “the financial resources an organization needs to fulfill its mission over time.”

In 2013, nineteen Illinois and Chicago area funders gathered for a Conversation with Funders on Capitalization and Community to achieve stronger financial health and vibrancy of the arts and cultural organizations they fund. Please join us for a revisit of this important conversation where we will refresh our knowledge of the capitalization principles, share the successes and challenges of changing grantmaking practices, and discuss how we can strengthen our strategies both inside our organizations and as a collective network of local funders. This event welcomes funders who were present at the 2013 conversation and those who are new to the conversation.

The workshop was designed and is presented by Rebecca Thomas of Rebecca Thomas & Associates and Janet Brown, President & CEO of Grantmakers in the Arts. For more information on the National Capitalization Project, go to

This workshop is presented with support from:
•    Alphawood Foundation Chicago
•    City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
•    The Chicago Community Trust
•    Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
•    Donors Forum Arts & Culture Group   
•    The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
•    The Joyce Foundation
•    The Reva and David Logan Foundation