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A family foundation, a living commitment.

Founded in 1993, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is inspired by William McGowan’s tradition of compassionate philanthropy and ethical leadership. Accordingly, the Fund supports evidence-based programs aimed at supporting individuals and families as they build sustainable lives, as well as initiatives furthering the resurgence of ethics in our nation. We’re directed by an active, 11-member board.

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Headquartered in Chicago, serving five communities and the nation.

Our grant making serves five regions:

  • Denver and Eagle County, Colorado
  • Kansas City Metropolitan, Kansas/Missouri*
  • Rochester Metropolitan and Yates County, New York
  • Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties, Pennsylvania
  • Chicago neighborhoods of Austin, North Lawndale, Illinois*

*LOIs are accepted by invitation only. Learn more about our grantmaking eligibility rules.