Corporate, Foundation, and Government support is critical to TimeLine’s ongoing success. We are proud to partner with these institutions to engage Chicago audiences with provocative stories rooted in history and relevant to society today.

For more information about institutional giving opportunities, please contact Director of Major Gifts Chelsea Smith at (773) 281-8463 x116 or

TimeLine is proud to recognize these corporations, foundations and government entities that generously support our general operations and Living History Education Program. This list recognizes donations and pledges received October 13, 2021 through October 13, 2022:

$50,000 and above

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
The MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at Prince
The Shubert Foundation
U.S. Small Business Administration
Walder Foundation

$40,000 – $49,999

Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation

$30,000 – $39,999

Crown Family Philanthropies
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation

$20,000 – $29,999

Bayless Family Foundation

$10,000 – $19,999

Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Laughing Acres Family Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Pritzker Traubert Foundation

$1,000 – $9,999

Carol Oppenheim and Jerome Lamet Charitable Fund
Daniel H. Lome Foundation
Four Friends Foundation
Heartland Health Centers
Irving Harris Foundation
John A. Cable Foundation

Up to $999

Actors’ Equity Foundation Inc.
The Saints: Volunteers for the Performing Arts

Employer Matching Gifts

These companies have matched their employee’s contributions:
Blackbaud Giving Fund
Gannett Foundation
Illinois Tool Works
JP Morgan Chase
Prudential Financial Inc.