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A. Montgomery Ward Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-28

At A Glance

A. Montgomery Ward Foundation

231 S. LaSalle St. IL1-231-13-32

Chicago, IL United States 60604-1206


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $15,941,778

Total giving: $568,604





Additional Contact Information

E-mail: (indicate foundation name in subject line)


Trust established in 1959 in IL

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's grantmaking emphasizes those institutions in the Chicago, IL, area which provide its many citizens with high-quality, well established educational and cultural activities, with emphasis on museums; funding also for children, youth, families, women, and social services including recordings for the blind and dyslexic, and treatment for families where child abuse and neglect have occurred, focusing on children from birth to 5 years.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Museums
  • Natural history museums
  • Planetariums
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $15,941,778 (market value)

Expenditures: $870,527

Total giving: $568,604

Qualifying distributions: $701,441