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Welcome to the John & Susan Dewan Foundation

The John & Susan Dewan Foundation began in January 2000 following the completion of the sale of STATS, Inc., a sports information company founded by John and Susan in the 1980’s. Through the foundation’s grant program, we provide hope and a future to people in poverty by supporting U.S. based charitable organizations that help people to help themselves.

In the Chicago area, the grant program helps homeless people with case management, education, training and experience in preparation for stable housing and employment.


For USA-based organizations working in developing countries, the foundation supports education, job creation and economic development.


Grants are made only to public charities with tax exempt status in the USA under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).


For further information, please contact Maria Lefkow Sorensen, Executive Director, at

The John & Susan Dewan Foundation is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Click below for IRS status and summary finances.

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