About Us

Inspired giving.

The Pritzker Military Foundation is the grantmaking arm of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. Our funding supports both the preservation and dissemination of military history and the health and well-being of our citizen soldiers whose commitment is essential to a safe, stable democracy. The Pritzker Military Foundation supports similar non-profit organizations that preserve American military history, restore historic military artifacts and make them accessible to the public. We also fund organizations that provide services and essential resources to active duty military, veterans and families of service members in all branches of the United States Armed Forces.

Investing to illuminate service and sacrifice.

At the Pritzker Military Foundation, we believe the story of the citizen soldier is, in many ways, the tale of our nation, past, present and future. By helping uncover and preserve military history, and by supporting those who make that history, we hope to connect the broad public with an important pillar of American life. As such, the foundation not only carries out Colonel Jennifer Pritzker’s philanthropic activities in the military genre, but also complements, promotes, and amplifies the mission, vision, and partnerships of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

A Shared Vision


Founded and led by COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), Pritzker Military Foundation’s board and staff include committed, experienced individuals dedicated to the foundation’s mission and values.

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Tawani Foundation

Also founded by COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), TAWANI Foundation provides support in the areas of arts and culture, historical preservation, health and wellness, LGBT and human rights, education and environmental initiatives.


Pritzker Military Museum

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library seeks to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the citizen soldier in the preservation of democracy.

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Awards and Laureates

Colonel Pritzker and the Pritzker Military Foundation have received many honors and accolades for a sustained philanthropic commitment to the preservation of military history and improving the lives of our citizen soldiers.

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