MacArthur and an alliance of nine other Illinois foundations and 60 nonprofits today announced the launch of Count Me In, a state-wide campaign to boost by 37 percent the number of hard-to-count populations in the 2010 census. It is the largest philanthropic effort to promote census participation in a single state and is expected to help increase Illinois’ share of federal funds to state and local governments. The $1.2 million campaign will combine innovative public education campaigns, community outreach, new media, trainings, special events and other grassroots activities designed to increase the mail-back rate of census forms from select Illinois communities.
July 22, 2014 - From The Field
Four leading community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are competing for $8.25 million in grants and low-cost, long-term loans. Winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance must have innovative strategies to expand housing opportunities such ... Read More
May 30, 2014 - Publication
Results from a MacArthur-supported study shows increased Internet usage in low and moderate-income communities in Chicago where a concentrated effort was made to educate residents about the internet and how it can improve their quality of ... Read More
April 21, 2014 - Publication
Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study convened 30 prominent urban scholars from several social science disciplines to discuss new ideas and advance research on the changing nature of urban politics and governance. Read More