Grantee Profile

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Grants to Chicago Council on Global Affairs

  • $325,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning. This project builds on the Council's 2008 study on "Soft Power in Asia" by fielding the first in a biennial series of multinational surveys of U.S. and Asian publics across key Pacific countries. It will track public views on key foreign policy issues, and observes mutual perceptions and opinions over time. Funds will be used for survey design, fielding, data analysis, publications, roundtables, and dissemination.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The University of Chicago Crime Lab uses rigorous research to generate evidence about the effectiveness of strategies to respond to youth violence. Crime Lab will use this grant to evaluate the City of Chicago's Public Safety Action Committee, a five-year, $50 million effort launched by Mayor Emanuel and local business leaders to reduce violence by raising funds for and supporting proven or promising programs that serve high-risk youths. Crime Lab will build a comprehensive evaluation program beginning with research on pilot efforts being funded this summer, and lay the groundwork for ongoing evaluations over the initiative's five-year term.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Council on Global Affairs will leverage the success of its Midwest Immigration Task Force, which articulates the value of immigrants as drivers of economic competitiveness in the region. While the national debates over immigration reform carry strong momentum, Task Force members will lead public events in the Midwest with business and civic leaders; produce evidence-based policy papers that link immigrants to regional economic growth; track the evolving public opinion on immigration; and coordinate joint activities with a growing number of Midwestern business entities calling for immigration reform.

  • $15,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The grant will support the 2012 G8 Forum on Food Security.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support activities related to the 2012 NATO and G8 Summits and the 2012 Public Opinion Study.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To conduct a study in 2010 of American public attitudes on world affairs and the United States' role in the world (over one year).

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the 2008 Public Opinion Study.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Chicago Council 21st Century Fund (over four years).

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of public opinion surveys in the United States, India, China, South Korea and Japan about international relations in Asia (over two years).

  • $40,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of a Task Force on Engaging American Muslims in the Foreign Policy Discourse.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Council on Global Affairs $2,980,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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