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At The Pauls Foundation, we have provided financial support to many deserving arts-oriented organizations over the years. We look forward to bestowing grants to arts organizations that work to make a difference in their communities and show a fiscal responsibility for their stated purpose.

1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005
2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

2016 Amount
American Theater Company $2,500.00
Bel Canto Foundation $10,000.00
Chicago Academy for the Arts $15,000.00
Chicago Civic Orchestra $45,000.00
Chicago Folks Operetta  $10,000.00
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra $2,000.00
International Music Foundation $10,000.00
Light Opera Works $25,000.00
Looking Glass Theater $7,500.00
Northlight Theater  $10,000.00
The Peoples Music School  $10,000.00
Timeline Theater Company $25,000.00
Montegomery Symphony / Vann Vocal $15,000.00

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2015 Amount
About Face Theatre $5,000.00
Acorn Equality  $7,500.00
American Theater Company $2,500.00
Bel Canto Foundation $20,000.00
Chicago Academy for the Arts $30,000.00
Chicago Academy for the Arts Art Donation
Chicago Folks Operetta $10,000.00
Chicago Philharmonic Society $2,500.00
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre  $20,000.00
Chicago Civic Orchestra $43,800.00
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra $2,000.00
Dimensions in Sound & Studio Orchestra $2,000.00
Grant Park Music Festival  $1,500.00
Holy Trinity High School Music Dept $2,000.00
Inspiration Corporation Art Donation
International Music Foundation $10,000.00
Light Opera Works $25,000.00
Looking Glass Theater $7,500.00
Montegomery Symphony / Vann Vocal $10,000.00
Northlight Theater $10,000.00
Red Tape Theatre $3,000.00
Santa Fe Opera $5,000.00
The Peoples Music School $10,000.00
Timeline Theater Company $30,000.00

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2014 Amount
Acorn Equality $30,000.00
Art Reach at Lill St  $5,000.00
Bel Canto Foundation  $20,000.00
CAIC - Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago $1,550.00
Chicago a cappella  $1,000.00
Chicago Academy for the Arts $15,000.00
Chicago Children's Choir $2,000.00
Chicago Ensemble  $2,000.00
Chicago Folks Operetta  $17,500.00
Chicago Philharmonic Society  $1,000.00
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre  $60,000.00
Chicago Civic Orchestra $42,600.00
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra  $2,000.00
Edgewater Singers $500.00
Erie Elementary Charter School $5,000.00
Grant Park Music Festival  $8,000.00
House Theatre of Chicago $2,000.00
Intl Friendship Gardens Music Festivals $2,000.00
International Music Foundation $11,000.00
KV 265 $15,000.00
Light Opera Works  $51,550.00
Looking Glass Theater $5,000.00
Lyric Opera of Chicago $35,000.00
Maywood Fine Arts Association $2,500.00
Montegomery Symphony / Vann Vocal $27,500.00
Northlight Theater $10,000.00
Raven Theatre $10,000.00
Santa Fe Opera  $22,500.00
The Peoples Music School  $15,000.00
Theater Wit  $6,672.00
Timeline Theater Company $60,000.00
Urban Gateways $2,000.00

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2013 Amount

Acorn Equality Fund (4/15)

$15,000.00

Albany Park Theatre (6/19)

$1,000.00

American Theatre Company (6/19)

$2,500.00

Chicago Folks Operetta (6/19)

$10,000.00

Chicago Philharmonic (6/19)

$1,000.00

Civic Orchestra of Chicago (6/19)

$34,500.00

DesMoines Metro Opera (6/19)

$5,000.00

Haymarket Opera Co. (6/19)

$2,500.00

Lambda Car Club (3/29)

$2,500.00

Lifeline Theatre (6/19)

$5,000.00

Lookingglass Theatre (6/19)

$5,000.00

Maywood Fine Arts (6/19)

$2,500.00

Northlight Theatre (6/19)

$7,500.00

Reading in Motion (6/19)

$7,500.00

Time of Your Life Players (6/19)

$1,000.00

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2012 Amount

Albany Park Theater

$ 2,500.00

Alliance Francaise de Chicago

$ 1,500.00

American Theatre Co.

$ 2,500.00

Bel Canto Foundation

$ 10,000.00

Bel Canto Foundation - 40th Anniversary Year Support

$ 23,000.00

Bella Voce

$ 2,500.00

Chicago a Capella

$ 2,000.00

Chicago Academy for the Arts - Ralph Arnold Memorial Scholarship Fund

$ 15,000.00

The Chicago Ensemble

$ 2,500.00

Chicago Folks Operetta

$ 10,000.00

Chicago History Museum - William Frederick Archives Project

$ 30,000.00

Chicago Opera Theater

$ 4,500.00

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

$ 30,000.00

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Civic Orchestra of Chicago

$ 46,900.00

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

$ 3,000.00

da Corneto Opera

$ 5,000.00

Dead Writers Theatre Collective

$ 2,500.00

Des Moines Metro Opera

$ 5,000.00

Eighth Blackbird Performing Arts Association

$ 5,000.00

Elgin Opera

$ 1,000.00

Erie Elementary Charter School

$ 10,000.00

The Festival Players Guild of Michigan City

$ 1,500.00

GCVAF - Gabe Salazar Support

$ 500.00

The House Theatre of Chicago

$ 3,000.00

International Friendship Gardens and Music Festivals

$ 7,500.00

LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra

$ 5,000.00

Lifeline Theatre

$ 3,000.00

Light Opera Works

$ 25,000.00

Lookingglass Theatre

$ 10,000.00

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Backstage Tours for Civic Orchestra Musicians

$ 714.00

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Next Generation Student Discount Program

$ 15,000.00

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Ryan Opera Center - Will Liverman Sponsorship

$ 35,000.00

Montgomery Symphony Orchestra - Vann Vocal Institute - David Cangelosi Support

$ 500.00

Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Vann Vocal Institute

$ 2,500.00

Northlight Theatre

$ 10,000.00

The People's Music School

$ 2,500.00

Raven Theatre

$ 5,000.00

Remy Bumpo Theatre Company

$ 10,000.00

Renovo String Orchestra

$ 1,000.00

Reading In Motion

$ 15,000.00

Santa Fe Opera

$ 10,000.00

Skokie Valley Orchestra

$ 5,000.00

Theatre Wit

$ 2,500.00

Timeline Theatre

$ 10,000.00

Trade Winds Quintet

$ 570.00

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2011 Amount
Acorn Equality Fund $15,000
Asbury University $5,000
Bel Canto Foundation $1,500
Bella Voce $2,500
Chicago Academy for the Arts $10,000
Chicago Ensemble $2,500
Chicago Folks Operetta $7,500
Chicago History Museum $20,000
Chicago History Museum $10,000
Chicago Shakespeare Theater $30,000
Chicago Youth Symphony $2,000
Civic Orchestra of Chicago $45,500
da Corneto Opera $5,000
Erie Elementary School $10,000
Facets $5,000
Holland American Legion Band $3,500
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Concert Sponsorship $500
International Friendship Garden Opera Project $5,000
International Friendship Garden Opera Project $2,500
Latino Progressando $1,000
Lifeline Theatre $3,000
Light Opera Works $15,000
Lookingglass Theatre $5,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago - Emily Fons Sponsorship $35,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago - Ariadne Cast Party Sponsorship $7,500
Lyric Opera of Chicago - NExT Student Discount Program $15,000
Metropolitan Opera of New York $250
Northlight Theatre $10,000
Notre Dame School $250
People's Music School $2,500
Reading In Motion $15,000
Saving One Life $250
Steve's Dream Foundation $250
Timeline Theatre $25,000
Van Heidecke Ballet Project $5,000

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2010 Amount
Acorn Equality Fund $10,000
Asbury University Music Dept Opera Project $4,500
Bel Canto Foundation $26,000
Bella Voice $2,500
Chicago Academy for the Arts $19,000
Chicago Ensemble $5,000
Chicago Folks Operetta $7,500
Chicago History Museum $20,000
Chicago Shakespeare Theater $30,000
Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Civic Orchestra of Chicago $31,500
Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Civic Orchestra of Chicago $31,500
Chicago Youth Symphony $3,000
Da Corneto Opera Ensemble $7,500
Des Moines Metro Opera $7,500
Erie Elementary Charter School $10,000
Fernwood Gardens - Stan Beikman Honorary Bench Program $2,400
H. W. Marston $4,000
Immanual Lutheran Church Music Program $250
International Friendship Gardens $5,000
Kaleiscope Theatre $20,000
Light Opera Works $10,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago - NeXT Program
$30,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago - Amber Wagner Sponsorship $25,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago - Emily Fons Sponsorshop $15,000
The Network - Saving One Life $250
Northlight Theatre $15,000
The People's Music School $5,000
Reading in Motion $15,000
Stratford Festival $275
Timeline Theatre Co. $22,500

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2009 Amount
American Legion Band of Holland, MI $2,500
Anima Young Singers $2,500
Bel Canto Foundation $20,000
Chicago Academy for the Arts $9,000
Chicago Ensemble $2,500
Chicago History Museum $10,000
Chicago Shakespeare Theater $30,000
Chicago Youth Symphony $2,500
Circle Theater $7,500
Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago $31,500
Des Moines Metro Opera $5,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church $100
International Friendship Gardens Opera Program $5,000
International Music Foundation $1,000
Light Opera Works $5,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago Ryan Opera Center $25,000
The People's Music School $3,000
Santa Fe Opera $10,000
Shaw Festival $2,500
Stratford Festival of Canada $500
Timeline Theater $1,000
Wheaton Symphony Orchestra $1,000

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2008 Amount
About Face Theatre $10,000
Acorn Equality Fund $15,000
American Opera Group $2,500
Asbury College Music Program  $9,000
Bel Canto Foundation $15,000
Bella Voce $5,000
Chicago Academy for the Arts $10,000
Chicago Ensemble $5,000
Chicago Folks Operetta $10,000
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus $2,500
Chicago History Museum $10,000
Chicago Opera Theater $5,000
Chicago Shakespeare Theater $30,000
Circle Theatre $10,000
Civic Orchestra of Chicago $31,500
Da Corneto Opera $10,000
Des Moines Metro Opera $10,000
Erie Elementary Charter School $10,000
H.W. Marston $4,000
Hell in a Handbasket Productions $4,000
House Theatre of Chicago $7,500
Illinois Charity Trust Fund $15
International Friendship Gardens $7,500
Kaleidoscope Theatre - Special 30th Anniversary Gift $1,000
Kaleidoscope Theatre $3,000
Light Opera Works $30,000
Lira Ensemble $15,000
Live Wire Theatre $1,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago - Ryan Opera Center $25,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago $25,000
New Town Writers $1,000
Newberry Library $500
Northlight Theatre $10,000
Santa Fe Opera $15,000
Shakespeare Theater of Stratford $2,000
Shaw Chicago Theatre $2,500
Shaw Festival of NOTL $4,000
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens $2,500
The People's Music School $5,000

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2007 Amount
   
About Face Theater $5,000
Asbury College Music & Theater Program $10,000
Bella Voce $5,000
C.A.T.O.E. $25
Chicago Academy for the Arts - Ralph Arnold Memorial Scholarship $100,000
Chicago Botanical Gardens $240
Chicago Ensemble $2,500
Chicago Opera Theater $12,500
Des Moines Metro Opera $10,000
Englewood Arts Center - Eugene Kueltzo Memorial $10,000
Heartland Singers of Shawnee Mission $2,000
House Theatre of Chicago $7,500
J.A.T.O.E. $25
The Lira Ensemble $15,000
Loyola University - Ralph Arnold Memorial Scholarship $50,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago - Patrick & Shirley Ryan Center $25,000
Newberry Library $2,000
NewTown Writers $1,000
Opera Omaha $7,500
Shaw Festival $2,000
Steve's Dream Foundation $500

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2006 Amount
   
Acorn Equality Fund (11/20) $10,000
Asbury College Music Department (7/1) $5,000
Awesome Hero Film & Video (Chicago History Museum) (12/11) $7,500
Bel Canto Foundation (11/20) $10,000
C.A.T.O.E. (7/1) $2,500
Chicago Academy for the Arts (7/1) $12,500
Chicago Academy for the Arts (12/11) $10,000
The Chicago Ensemble (12/11) $2,500
Chicago Historical Museum (7/1) & (8/30) $2,700
Chicago Opera Theater (7/1) $5,000
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (11/20) $25,000
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago (7/1) $1,000
Circle Theater of Forest Park (12/11) $15,000
The Civic Orchestra of Chicago (12/11) $31,500
De Cornetto Opera (12/11) $10,000
Erie Elementary Charter School (12/11) $8,500
Interlochen Center for the Arts (7/1) $7,500
Light Opera Works (12/11) $35,000
Mason Street Warehouse Theater (12/11) $5,000
Newberry Library (1/17) $1,500
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (7/1) $500
The Point Foundation (12/11) $15,000
The People's Music School (12/11) $5,000
Santa Fe Opera (3/22) $17,500
Santa Fe Opera (12/11) $15,000
Steve's Dream Foundation (3/23) $500
Tectonic Theater Project (12/11) $10,000
Theater Historical Society of America (12/11) $2,500

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2005 Amount
   
Acorn Equality Fund $7,500
American Songbook Preservation Society $2,500
Asbury College Music Department $3,000
Bel Canto Foundation $10,000
C.A.T.O.E.   $100
Chicago Academy for the Arts $10,000
Chicago Civic Orchestra $30,000
Chicago Historical Society $1,000
Chicago Opera Theater $7,500
Chicago Shakespeare Theater $25,000
Chicago Shakespeare Theater $5,000
Des Moines Opera $10,000
DesMoines Metro Opera $5,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church $500
J.A.T.O.E. $4,000
Light Opera Works $25,000
Light Opera Works $12,500
Lyric Opera of Chicago $25,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago $10,000
Mason Street Warehouse Theater $1,500
Mason Street Warehouse Theater $1,500
Point Foundation $10,000
Stratford Shakespeare Festival $3,025
George Bernard Shaw Festival $2,125
George Bernard Shaw Festival $2,000
Steve's Dream Foundation $500
Theater Historical Society of America $1,000

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2004 Amount
   
Acorn Equality Fund $10,000
Bel Canto Foundation $10,000
Chicago Ensemble $5,000
Chicago Historical Society $1,000
Chicago Opera Theater $5,000
Chicago Shakespeare Theater $5,000
Holland American Legion Band $7,500
Interlochen Center for the Arts $7,500
Light Opera Works $10,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago $5,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago $5,000
Newberry Library $1,500
Oberlin College Conservatory $500
Santa Fe Opera Company $10,000
George B. Shaw Festival $2,000
Sherwood Conservatory of Music $4,000
Steve's Dream Foundation $500
Stratford Shakespeare Festival $2,750
Zion United Church - Carl Pingel Memorial $500

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2003 Amount
   
Acorn Equality Fund $7,500
Asbury College Music Department $7,000
Bel Canto Foundation $5,000
Berrien Community Foundation - memorial $1,000
Chicago Academy for the Arts $20,000
Chicago Ensemble $3,000
Chicago Opera Theater $5,000
Fairygodmother Foundation $5,000
Interlochen Center for the Arts $5,000
Light Opera Works $7,500
Mason Street Warehouse Theater $1,000
Santa Fe Opera $2,500
Shakespeare Festival of Stratford, Ontario $2,500

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2002 Amount
   
Acorn Equality Fund $5,000
Joliet Area Theater Organ Enthusiasts $2,500
Light Opera Works $7,500
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra $2,500
Playing Out Productions (Chicago's LGBT band) $15,000
Rialto Square Theater $2,500
Santa Fe Opera $5,000
Shakespeare Festival of Stratford, Ontario $2,500
George B. Shaw Festival $2,000

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2001 Amount
   

Acorn Equality Fund

$1,500
Calvary Evangelistic Mission - memorial $500
Chicago Historical Society $250
Chicago Salvation Army $350
Chicago Shakespeare Theater $5,000
Fairygodmother Foundation $2,000
International Friendship Gardens $15,000
PFLAG of Houston $500
Santa Fe Opera $5,000
Shawnee Mission Heartland Singers $5,000
Stratford Shakespeare Festival $2,500
Valley Interfaith Food & Clothing Center $500

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2000 Amount
   

Academy of Music North West

$180
Chicago Academy for the Arts $5,000
Chicago Salvation Army $350
Chicago Shakespeare Theater $5,000
Gerber/Hart Library $2,500
LaSalle Senior Center $250
Light Opera Works $5,000
North Mason U.M.C. $250
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra $5,000
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra $2,200
Playing Out Productions (Chicago's LGBT band) $13,000
Santa Fe Opera $5,000
George B. Shaw Festival $2,000
Valley Interfaith Food & Clothing Center $5,000

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1999 Amount
   

Academy of Music North West

$180
Aidscare of Chicago $1,000
ALSLC $250
Chicago Aids Ride $300
Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church $250
Episcopal Church of the Atonement $250
Long Beach Fire Department $250
Light Opera Works $10,000
Moody Church of Chicago $250
The Salvation Army of Chicago $5,000
George B. Shaw Festival $2,000
Stratford Shakespeare Festival $2,000

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1998 Amount
   
Aidscare of Chicago $2,600
Chicago Aids Ride $500
Chicago Historical Society $600
Chicago Museum of Science & Industry $145
Chicago Shakespeare Theater $2,500
Howard Brown Health Center $400
LaSalle Senior Center $100
Long Beach Fire Department $100
Midwest Aids Foundation $100
Moody Bible Institute $700
Moody Church of Chicago $500
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra $3,000
Santa Fe Opera $2,000
George B. Shaw Festival $1,750
Stratford Shakespeare Festival $750

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1997 Amount
   
Academy of Music North West
$180
Aidscare of Chicago $1,000
American Diabetes Foundation $100
Bring Our Hearts Together Foundation $500
Chicago Aids Ride $500
Chicago Botanical Garden $100
Chicago Historical Society $750
Chicago Museum of Science & Industry $75
Chicago Shakespeare Theater $1,000
Howard Brown Health Center $1,800
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
$250
Jim Karitz Fund $1,000
LaSalle Senior Center $100
Long Beach Fire Department $150
Lyric Opera of Chicago $15,000
MCA Fund $500
Midwest Aids Foundation - Engle Fund $100
Rush Presbyterian Hospital $250
Santa Fe Opera $1,500
Voices For Children $500

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1996 Amount
   
Aids Walk Chicago
$50
Aidscare of Chicago $1,500
Chicago Endeavor for the Arts $1,000
Chicago Museum of Science & Industry $75
Chicago Shakespeare Theater $500
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation $65
Howard Brown Health Center $400
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church $100
LaPorte Council on Aging $25
Long Beach Fire Department
$150
Lilenaez Volunteers of WCC $100
Lyric Opera of Chicago $500
Midwest Aids Foundation $100
Royal Institute for the Blind $100
Rush Presbyterian Hospital $250
George B. Shaw Festival $500
Twin Cities Aids Ride $100

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1995 Amount
   
Aids Foundation of Chicago
$3,200
Aidscare of Chicago $150
Chicago Museum of Science & Industry $75
Emergence Institute $100
LaSalle Senior Center $100
Long Beach Fire Department $100
Lyric Opera of Chicago $5,100
Midwest Aids Foundation $100
George B. Shaw Festival $400

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1994 Amount
   
Aids Foundation of Chicago
$250
Chicago Botanical Garden $150
Chicago Museum of Science & Industry $60
Emergence Institute $200
Howard Brown Health Center $100
LaSalle Senior Center $100
Long Beach Fire Department $150
Lyric Opera of Chicago $4,000
Michiana Humane Society $100
Midwest Aids Foundation - Engle Fund $100
MOG $135
Rush Presbyterian Hospital $100
Sports Aids Foundation $100

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