"WE ARE A PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION THAT LOOKS FOR PROGRAMS THAT MAKE REAL CHANGES IN THE WORLD, THAT CHANGE OUTCOMES AND TOUCH REAL PEOPLE. OMD IS A PROGRAM THAT WE KNOW IS RIGHT. THIS IS BANG FOR BUCK FOR US... WHEN YOU SEE IT, YOU KNOW IT."
Richard Logan is dedicated to making a difference through innovative approaches in both the non-profit and commercial worlds. He has been a hands-on funder and participant in projects across a wide range of disciplines worldwide; his efforts range from preservation of endangered archives, data and language to bettering outcomes for the underserved to advancing independent investigative journalism across all media.
Richard comes to philanthropy with healthy skepticism and sharp business acumen. As President of The Reva and David Logan Foundation, he is tireless in his efforts to increase the efficacy of their many grant recipients, constantly evaluating grantee enterprises to discover new synergies, and often leveraging the pursuits of several seemingly disparate partners.
The Reva and David Logan Foundation supports major projects in social justice, the arts, and outstanding scholarship in multiple fields, both in urban Chicago and around the world. The governing board is guided by the words of the founder David Logan: "The Foundation primarily intends to be a catalyst for well-chosen projects that would not be successful without its creative or financial support. We expect to learn a lot about our choices and about ourselves.”