CHICAGO — The Society of Architectural Historians has received a three-year, $120,000 grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation for general operating support. The grant provides SAH with vital unrestricted income needed to fulfill its educational mission and support day-to-day operations.
“We thank the Driehaus Foundation for its generous support and share the Foundation’s commitment to preserve architectural heritage worldwide,” said SAH Executive Director Pauline Saliga. “This grant enables SAH to develop and administer local, national and international programs that bring together those who study, research and practice in the fields of architectural and urban history.”
SAH supports the research and scholarship of its members and fosters public engagement with the history of the built environment through a variety of educational programs. Throughout the year, SAH offers guided tours of its headquarters, the National Historic Landmark Charnley-Persky House in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, and regularly hosts public talks in the space. SAH’s Annual International Conference includes public architecture tours led by resident experts and a public seminar on a local issue or topic of interest. The Society also administers study days at museums around the country, national and international tours programs, and publishes a portfolio of print and online publications that serve scholarly and public research interests.
This is the second multi-year general operating grant The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation has awarded SAH.
Through strategic partnerships, the Driehaus Foundation seeks to improve Chicago’s built environment, to support cultural stewardship in the arts, to strengthen democracy through investigative journalism, and to advance economic opportunity for the working poor.