Alphawood Foundation is a Chicago-based, grant-making private foundation working for an equitable, just, and humane society. Each year we award grants to organizations, primarily in the areas of advocacy, architecture and preservation, the arts and arts education, promotion and protection of the rights of LGBT citizens and people living with HIV/AIDS, and other human and civil rights.

Our funding is by invitation only.  We do not accept uninvited applications for funding.  We regret that we cannot acknowledge or return unsolicited materials that we receive.

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Monday April 30th

Alphawood Foundation presents world-famous artist and dissident Ai Weiwei in conversation with Melissa Chiu, Director of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. A Conversation with Ai Weiwei is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition opening of the Artist’s monumental work, Trace, which explores themes of incarceration of citizens by governments around the world, and will be presented in Chicago by Alphawood.