Our legacy. Our future.

Fueled by a recognition of the singular role the military has played in American society, the Pritzker Military Foundation provides support aimed at deepening public understanding of that history, as well as protecting the health and well-being of our citizen soldiers.

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The contributions of the citizen soldier have been a constant and substantial facet of our nation’s history, but they’re not always well or widely understood. Through the Pritzker Military Foundation, we hope to help shine a light on the military’s past and provide backing for the citizen soldiers who will shape its future.

COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired)

Recent Grant Awards

200K
National WWI Museum and Memorial, The
100K
U.S. Naval Institute Foundation
55K
Air Force Museum Foundation
100K
Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation

National WWI Museum and Memorial, The

Grantee Website

Category
Military History
Recipient Since
2017
2019 Grant Amount
$200,000
Term of Grant
Single year
Details
Dinner at the Palace of Versailles to mark the end of WWI

U.S. Naval Institute Foundation

Grantee Website

Category
Military History
Recipient Since
1995
2019 Grant Amount
$100,000
Term of Grant
Multi-year Installment
Details
Conference center construction & endowment

Air Force Museum Foundation

Grantee Website

Category
Military History
Recipient Since
1998
2019 Grant Amount
$55,000
Term of Grant
Single year
Details
D-Day Exhibit: Freedom from Above

Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation

Grantee Website

Category
Active Military
Recipient Since
2018
2019 Grant Amount
$100,000
Term of Grant
Multi-year Installment
Details
Organizational structure expansion

Grant Spotlight

The Modern War Institute at West Point

About This Grant

The Modern War Institute conducts tactical, operational, and strategic research that moves the boundaries of current military and academic knowledge and serves as a resource for the Academy, Army and nation. Whether a soldier, scholar, or student, the MWI serves as the source for the study of modern war and warfare. Among other things, the MWI produces two biweekly audio podcasts, organizes contemporary battlefield assessments and staff rides, as well as facilitates panel and speaker series on topics related to modern war.

GRANT ALLOCATION,
TOTAL ANNUAL GIVING (2019)

Military History
2,784,808
Active Military
990,505
History Education
345,900
Historic Preservation
250,000
Veterans
241,000
Cultural Centers & Preservation
77,000
Other
50,000
$4.74M

Category

History Education

Recipient Since

2019

Total Amount Awarded

$120,000

Term of Grant

Multi-year Installment

Details

Committed to a three year grant installment.

Grantee Website