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When you sponsor the Chicago Architecture Center, you invest in our city's future.

Serving more than 670,000 guests annually, the CAC consistently ranks among the top 10 Chicago cultural institutions. This means that when you sponsor the CAC, your benefits are twofold: not only are you connecting with our highly desirable audience, but you’re also supporting one of Chicago’s leading cultural institutions.

Today the CAC’s mission is more important than ever. We are leading a critical conversation about the role architecture and design play in Chicago’s livability. With your help, we can continue to promote a positive image of Chicago and empower people to celebrate, protect and plan for the future of our city and our communities. 

Please explore our wide range of sponsorship opportunities—from yearlong programs to annual events and exhibition sponsorships. With so many options, we believe there's a match for every budget.

For more information, please contact Val Adams, Manager of Corporate Relations, at or 312.561.2114.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Events $5,000-$25,000:  Annual Gala

Exhibitions and Public Programs $2,500-$25,000+:  EngineeringFest

Open House Chicago $15,000-$175,000:  Open House Chicago

Join these funders and partners whose support makes the CAC's programs possible:

American Honda Foundation
The Brinson Foundation
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
Chicago’s First Lady Cruises
Chicago Magazine
Chicago Tribune
Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Dyson Inc.
Francis Beidler Foundation
Hattie A. and Marie V. Fatz Foundation
Hearst Foundation
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Land Economics Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
John R. Halligan Charitable Fund
Julius N. Frankel Foundation
Mazza Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
Rhoades Foundation
Sahara Enterprises, Inc.
Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates
Tawani Foundation
Tawani Property Management
Turner Construction Company Foundation
Wells Fargo
The Zucaro Family Foundation, Inc.