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The Virginia A. Groot Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-05

At A Glance

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation

(formerly Candice B. Groot Foundation)

255 Overlook Drive

Lake Forest, IL United States 60045

Telephone: (763) 550-9003


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $115,917

Total giving: $50,000





Additional Contact Information

Application address: P.O. Box 1050, Evanston, IL 60203-1050


Established in 1986 in MN

Purpose and Activities

Grant awards to individuals for outstanding achievement in the ceramic arts.

Program Area(s)

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

Artist Grants

Each year the foundation offers three grants (up to $35,000, $10,000, $5,000) to artists who may be at any stage of career development, from emerging through mature. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older at the time of the application deadline. Students enrolled or attending, either full-time or part-time, any institution of higher learning, are not eligible to apply. Teachers are eligible if their program plans are for their development as artists rather than as teachers. The grant is not for the support of continued academic training.

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants to artists who have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in ceramic sculpture or sculpture.

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $115,917 (market value)

Gifts received: $2,314

Expenditures: $70,368

Total giving: $50,000

Qualifying distributions: $66,261