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Roger & Chaz Ebert Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-04

At A Glance

Roger & Chaz Ebert Foundation

108 W. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL United States 60654-5206

Telephone: (312) 321-9700

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $445,357

Total giving: $156,500






Established in 2004 in IL - Founded by the late Roger J. Ebert, who was a well-known film critic. He was known for his film review columns in the Chicago Sun-Times and online and for co-hosting two television programs: "Sneak Previews" and "Siskel & Ebert At The Movies." He was also the author of 15 books, including his annual movie yearbooks. In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for film criticism, and was also the first critic to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Communication media
  • Education
  • Film and video
  • Health
  • Information and Communications
  • Performing arts
  • Theater
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Females
  • Foster and adoptive children
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Non-adult children
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $445,357 (market value)

Gifts received: $88

Expenditures: $159,193

Total giving: $156,500

Qualifying distributions: $156,500