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									At A Glance

Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2600
Chicago, IL 60601-2102
Telephone: (312) 977-2700
Contact: Judith M. Stockdale, Exec. Dir.
Fax: (312) 977-1686

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

IRS Exemption Status


Financial Data

(yr. ended 12/31/07)
Assets: $224,938,449
Total giving: $8,583,064




2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001


Note: If a donor is deceased, the symbol (‡) follows the name.

Gaylord Donnelley‡
Dorothy Ranney Donnelley‡
Anthony Dean
Inanna Donnelley

Incorporated in 1952 in IL.

At the close of 2006, the market value of the foundation's assets totaled $221.8 million, a 17
percent increase over the 2005 value ($189.8 million)


Giving primarily in the Chicago, IL, area and in the Lowcountry area of SC.

No support for religious purposes.

No grants to individuals, or for pledges, endowments, capital campaigns, benefits, conferences,
meetings, eradication of deficits, research, or studies, publications, films, videos or fundraising
events; no loans (except for program-related investments)

Purpose and Activities

Primary areas of interest include conservation and environment, education, arts and culture, and
short term food and shelter programs.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Adolescent Education


Community Welfare

Employee Matching Gifts

Land Conservation

Fields of Interest

Environment, natural resources
Housing/shelter, development
Youth development

Geographic Focus

South Carolina

Types of Support

Employee matching gifts
General/operating support
Program-related investments/loans
Program development


Annual report
Application guidelines
Grants list

Application Information

The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals under its Adolescent Education and
Community Welfare areas at this time. Complete guidelines for each program are available on
foundation Web site. Telephone or fax requests not considered. Application form required.
Initial approach: Letter requesting guidelines
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): Mar., June, and Nov.
Deadline(s): None
Final notification: 1 month after board review
Officers and Directors

Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or

Laura Donnelley-Morton,* Chairperson
Shawn M. Donnelley,* Secretary-Treasurer
Judith M. Stockdale, Executive Director
Jane Rishel, Life Director
Elliott R. Donnelley, Life Director
Julia Antonatos
Peter R. Crane
Ronne Hartfield
Charles Lane
Cheryl Mayberry McKissack
Dr. John Rashford
Nancy F. Talbot
John H. Tiencken
Max E. Wheeler

Number of Staff

4 full-time professional


Regional Associations of Grantmakers

Donors Forum of Chicago

Affinity Groups

Environmental Grantmakers Association
Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
Grantmakers In the Arts
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
PRI Makers Network

Associations and Other Philanthropic Organizations

Council on Foundations
Independent Sector
South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Financial Data

Year ended 12/31/07:

Assets: $224,938,449 (market value)
Gifts received: $2,224
Expenditures: $11,197,181
Total giving: $8,583,064
Qualifying distributions: $12,919,168
Giving activities include:
$8,583,064 for grants
$166,535 for 6 foundation-administered programs
$2,636,138 for 2 loans/program-related investments (high: $1,400,000; low: $1,236,138)

Additional Location Information

County: Cook
Metropolitan area: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
Congressional district: Illinois District 7

Selected Grants

The following grants were reported in 2006:

$165,000 to South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia, SC. For Using Environment as
Integrating Context for learning (EIC) School Network, payable over 1 year.

$131,000 to Liberty Prairie Conservancy, Grayslake, IL. For endowment request for stewardship
of three donated land parcels, payable over 1 year.

$126,100 to Carolina Art Association, Charleston, SC. For Gibbes Interactive, payable over 1

$125,000 to Museum for African Art, Long Island City, NY. For Transcendent Traditions,
Baskets of Two Continents, payable over 1 year.

$120,000 to Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. For Calumet Environmental
Education Project, payable over 1 year.
$80,000 to Georgetown County Library, Georgetown, SC. For Georgetown County Digital
Library Project, payable over 1 year.

$59,623 to University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. For Gaylord Donnelley Cambridge University
Exchange Scholarship, payable over 1 year.

$25,000 to Southeast Environmental Task Force, Chicago, IL. For Community Educator position
and general operating support, payable over 1 year.

$10,000 to Free Street Programs, Chicago, IL. For efforts to recover and rebuild in wake of
misappropriations by former staff member, payable over 1 year.

$10,000 to University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

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