Beginning with notable philanthropist John Farson, commitment to community organizations extends to Pleasant Home’s philosophy today. Service, religious, and art-based groups have appreciated the graciousness found at the home, then and now.
EVANSTON HISTORY CENTER AT THE CHARLES GATES DAWES HOUSE:
POVERTY & HOMELESSNESS
Dawes privately founded several charitable organizations to fight poverty and homelessness before governmental programs serviced the need. He and his wife Caro were also involved with adoption issues and provisions, co-founding The Cradle and serving the Illinois Children’s Home and Aid Society.
ROBERT R. MCCORMICK MUSEUM/CANTIGNY:
THE COLONEL'S LEGACY
McCormick gave generously to many charitable organizations. Chicago-area museums, universities, hospitals, youth organizations, and animal rescue groups regularly received funding from him. Today, his philanthropic spirit continues through the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
CAPITALISM VS. GENEROSITY
Many of 6018North's shows promote generosity as a way to make art, create community, and engage in paradigmatic shifts around money and self-interest through art.
GRAHAM FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE FINE ARTS:
The Graham Foundation makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations that explore innovative, thought-provoking investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry.