Sinha Kikeri Foundation: Grants for Chicago

OVERVIEW: The Sinha Kikeri Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to the arts, education, and various social justice causes.

IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.

PROFILE:  Founded in 2012, the Sinha Kikeri Foundation was established by businessman Prabha Sinha and his wife Anita. Prabha cofounded ZS Associates, a a consulting and professional services firm in Illinois. The foundation does not maintain a website, which limits provides publicly available information on its grantmaking interests. Tax filings suggest that the Sinha Kikeri Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to the arts, education, and various social justice causes.

Anita chairs the board of governors of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), which the family steadily supports along with the Art Institute of Chicago. In one instance, the Sinhas helped bring an exhibit by the Indian artist Jitish Kallat to the Art Institute. Anita has also worked on behalf of the Chicago Foundation for Women, another grantee.

Grants range from $100 to $68,789. In a recent tax year, the foundation gave away around $170,000. Past grantees include Chicago Humanities Festival (Anita is on the board), North Shore Country Day School, Chicago High School for the Arts, and Great Chicago Food Depository.

The foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

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CONTACT:

Sinha Kikeri Foundation
1800 Sherman Ave., 700
Evanston, IL 60201