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Saints MatchGrants Program Begins September 1

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Saints MatchGrants Program was created to encourage Saints members to increase their donations to Chicagoland not-for-profit performing arts organizations. In this program, members who directly support their favorite organizations may have their donations matched by the Saints. $20,000 in Saints MatchGrants funds has been authorized for 2019.

Active Saints members make cash, check or credit card donations of up to $100 per organization from September 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 to any of the Saints-served organizations listed on the Saints website. They will then submit the MatchGrants Form to the organization, who completes it and returns it to the Saints by the deadline. 

Complete Saints MatchGrants Program information and the necessary form are found here and on the Saints website member home page under GRANTS.  


The following 22 performing arts companies will be receiving The Saints Arts Grants.

, Aguijon Theater Company, Athenaeum Theatre, Broken Nose Theatre, Brown Paper Box Co, Chicago Choral Artists, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Citadel Theatre, Company, Dance in the Parks, Elastic Arts Foundation, Griffin Theatre Company, The Haymarket Opera Company, The New Colony, Performing Arts at Metropolis, Raven Theatre, Sideshow Theatre Company, Something Marvelous, Steep Theatre Company, Third Coast Baroque, TUTA Theatre Chicago, Windy City Performing Arts, and Zephyr Dance. To see their specific projects to be completed using the grant money click here



The Saints are volunteers for the performing arts.  At the present time our 2000+ members serve well over one hundred Chicago and suburban theater, dance and music organizations, ranging in size from storefronts to world-class theaters, from seasonal musical groups to world-trotting dance companies.

The Saints members provide help to these groups for a variety of activities including ushering at performances and in return are allowed to attend these activities and performances at no charge.  Members choose the venues and performances where they want to volunteer, as often as they like.

The Saints also awards financial grants to not-for-profit performing arts organizations located in Chicago and the surrounding area. In 2018 the Saints donated nearly $53,000 in grants to sixteen different performing arts organizations. We also matched over $15,000 of our members' donations to such organizations.

Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre The Saints hold General Membership Meetings several times a year.  These meetings offer members the opportunity to learn more about the organization and its affairs, meet and socialize with other members and to participate in interesting presentations given by famous personalities from the performing arts community. The Saints members also receive a twice weekly "Cyberline" via email which lists the available volunteering opportunities. Usher sign-ups are managed using the online "Usher Module" accessed on the Saints website.  

The Saints is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and donations to The Saints are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
In short, The Saints allow you to be part of the vibrant Chicago arts scene and see many fine performances, all for the cost of a nominal yearly membership fee.  Join us!
Photos by Merle Branner and Jim Venskus


Click on the map below to see a map of our venues where we offer ushering opportunities.

Map of Ushering Venues

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