Reva and David Logan Foundation: Grants for Music

OVERVIEW: The Reva and David Logan Foundation awards music grants to organizations across the country; however, it prioritizes Chicago-area organizations in this grantmaking priority.  

IP TAKE: This funder awards both single and multi-year grants.

PROFILE: Reva Frumkin Logan and David Logan established the Reva and David Logan Foundation (R&DLF) in 1965. Based in Chicago, R&DLF invests its priority grantmaking areas of social justice, scholarships, the arts, and investigative journalism “[i]n Chicago and around the world.”

While R&DLF arts grants can range anywhere from $1,000 to over $200,000, most awards typically range from around $5,000 to $50,000. Past music grantees include the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, which received a multi-year grant for its Millennium Park Series; and the International Latino Cultural Center, which received support for its programs in film, music, dance, visual arts, comedy, and theater. To learn more about R&DLF journalism grantees, explore its grants approved page (PDF).

The foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry (LOIs) but does not accept unsolicited proposals. New applicants may submit their LOIs via the foundation’s Grantee Portal. Returning applicants need to contact grants manager Preeti Veerlapati before submitting their application materials.


  • Peter Handler, Executive Director
  • Richard Logan, President
  • Cecelia Simmons, Director
  • Preeti Veerlapatic, Grants Manager
  • Richard Alden Feldon, Director
  • Jonathan Logan, Director