Support for the citizen soldier.
The grantmaking arm of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, our philanthropy reflects a deep interest in the contributions of the military to our past, present and future. Each grant is hand-selected and monitored to ensure our giving achieves its desired impact.
Our philanthropy covers many facets of the military experience in American society, from history to veterans’ affairs to leadership training. Our giving reflects our role as the grantmaking arm of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.
We help support programs that advance knowledge among students, teachers, and other educators, from National History Day to PBS’s “The Vietnam War.”
The history of our military is inextricably intertwined with the broader American story, from the pre-revolution to the present. The foundation believes that preserving and honoring that past is essential to building an understanding of the vital role a healthy, vibrant military has played – and will continue to play – in our democracy.
Promoting greater access to health and wellness throughout our communities, the Foundation’s grants are awarded to organizations dedicated to encouraging activity, exercise, health care access and health support across the income spectrum.
In addition to our work supporting both aspiring military candidates and military families, as well as promoting awareness of military history, the Pritzker Military Foundation has a strong commitment to organizations that recognize and provide assistance for our veterans.
In keeping with the foundation’s focus on the citizen soldier, we support a range of organizations that provide training for aspiring members of the military, as well as offer assistance for families whose loved ones are on active duty.
Recognizing the importance of cultural institutions in the education and preservation of military history, we provide supporting for museum operations and associated costs such as curation, preservation of artifacts, development and promotion of exhibits and more.