We advance strategic programs in education, health and the environment

We've given more than $18 million to communities where we live and work

For more information on how to apply for a grant, please review the Foundation Guidelines. In 2012, the Tellabs Foundation awarded more than $1.3 million in grants to the following nonprofits:

$100,000 and above

  • American Cancer Society
  • Aurora University
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • Nature Conservancy

$20,001 to $99,999

  • Central DuPage Health
  • DuPage Children's Museum
  • Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley Region
  • Educare of West DuPage
  • Golden Apple Foundation
  • Greenhouse Scholars
  • National Merit Scholarship
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Up to $20,000

  • American Red Cross
  • Donka, Inc.
  • Noah's Hope Fund
  • Project Exploration
  • RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching)
  • The Wetlands Initiative
  • Tuolumne River Trust

Tellabs Foundation Board

  • Michael J. Birck
  • Denise Callarman
  • Carol C. Gavin
  • Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.