Skip to main content Skip to footer

The Siragusa Family Foundation


Last profile update: 11/09/2017
Last grant data update: 03/02/2015

At A Glance

The Siragusa Family Foundation

(formerly Siragusa Foundation)

1 E. Wacker Dr., Ste 2910

Chicago, IL United States 60601-1474

Telephone: (312) 755-0064


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation






Trust established in 1950 in IL; incorporated in 1980 - The foundation, established in 1950 by Ross D. Siragusa, is a private family foundation that is committed to honoring its founder by sustaining and developing Chicago's extraordinary nonprofit resources. The foundation is governed today by Mr. Siragusa's descendents and non-family board members.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation strives to improve the quality of life for people living in the metropolitan Chicago, IL, area, by funding projects and programs that help care for those in need, as well as nurture the environments in which they live, work and play. Building on the foundation's founder Ross D. Siragusa's compassion and generosity, the foundation believes in working with organizations, communities and other philanthropic entities to connect people with people, engage people in issues and bridge people to services, all with the purpose of fulfilling their basic needs, enhancing their lives, and fostering a sense of community. The foundation supports charitable organizations that reflect the founder's special interests in arts and culture, education, the environment, health services and medical research, and human services.