Arts, Culture, and Humanities


Chicago, IL



Niagara Foundation strives to foster civic conversations and sustained relationships between people of different cultures and faiths.

Niagara carries out its mission through:

Hospitality: Conversations and networking flourish in Niagara's welcoming, apolitical space. Our programs, like The Abrahamic Traditions Dinner and Niagara Forums, demonstrate how warmth and hospitality are fertile ground for growing dynamic conversations and relationships.

Enrichment: Niagara turns educational opportunities, like Niagara Forums and Turkey trips, into meaningful, lasting growth. Our events unite people from different perspectives to cultivate new ideas and partnerships. Niagara designed a reputable internship program focused on developing skills needed to compete in a global job market. Similarly, Niagara provides outreach and support to students who are promoting diversity at their universities.

Leadership: Niagara has accumulated a distinguished network of local and global leaders, who are a testament to the growing need for diverse, international perspectives. Niagara recognizes these leaders at annual events like the Peace and Dialogue Awards Ceremony, which celebrates the commitment to developing a more just society. We believe citizens who share this value are outstanding leaders in their respective communities and are part of the solution for a more peaceful world.

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205 N Michigan Ave Ste 4240

Chicago, IL 60601 USA





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

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Abrahamic Traditions Dinner

Abraham's Tent

Sharing the Faith

Study Turkiye

Niagara Forums

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The Niagara Foundation's goal is to promote social cohesion among individuals of different faiths, cultures and traditions.

Organizing programs, lecture series and luncheon forums focusing on various timely local and global issues affecting our society.

The Niagara Foundation creates a platform for global fellowship through the organization of events throughout the Midwest focusing on ideas within education, global affairs and faith based communities. We also offer internship programs throughout the year and networking opportunities within the aforementioned events.

In 2013, the Niagara Foundation created an exciting new membership program. The Niagara Blue Dot Network, is an opportunity for friends to become members. Members receive invitations to all special events hosted by the Niagara Foundation, for which they also receive discounts. Niagara Foundation events allow members to network and create relationships on more intimate levels with the greater Chicago community, including business leaders, community and public officials as well as religious leaders.

The Niagara Foundation offers internship programs in the following categories: Communications, Web Design, Public and Global Affairs, Interfaith Engagement, Academic Affairs and Human Resources. In 2014 the Niagara Foundation housed 10 interns in our offices for each of the 4 internship terms throughout the year. In 2015, the Niagara Foundation grew it's internship program to house 20 interns for each internship term.

In 2014 the Niagara Foundation has held over 30 events under the Center for Interfaith Engagement and over 15 events in our Center for Public and Global affairs.

The Niagara Foundation has created partnerships with a number of Chicagoland companies, organizations, and institutions that include ComEd, Oakridge Investments, Comcast, the Chicago Tribune and many more.

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