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.
September 11, 2014 - From The Field
The Array of Things project seeks to create a bounty of data to better understand the environment, infrastructure, and activity of cities, creating a new public instrument for research, education, and applications that improve the lives ... Read More
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