Community & Economic Development

The Foundation supports prevention of youth violence and the use of information technology to enhance governance, the social sector, and quality of life. MacArthur is exploring new ways to understand the challenges faced by cities around the world, and how to plan, manage, and govern to address them. Read our strategy

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RT @WoodstockInst: For-profit colleges target students of color & low-income students, leaving them w/ more debt and fewer jobs

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Video: Leveraging the Disruptive Power of the Internet

MacArthur President Julia Stasch joined a panel discussion that explored issues of equity, access, safety and security when it comes to the Internet and information and communication technology more broadly. Read More

RT @RANDCorporation: With @macfound support, we're aiming to improve resilience planning in the #Pittsburgh region:

RT @WoodstockInst: Colleges can help students make financial decisions by fostering relationships w/ banks w/ safe options 4 students

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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More
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Supporting Historic Pullman National Monument

As President Obama visited Chicago and declared the Historic Pullman neighborhood a National Monument, MacArthur announced a $500,000 grant to the National Parks Foundation to help jumpstart critical projects at the new park. Read More
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Foundations Partner to Build a Stronger Digital Society

Five foundations will jointly address the challenges and opportunities of the digital age, including committing to help keep the Internet open, secure, accessible and affordable to all Read More


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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, U.S. Programs
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Craig Howard

Director of Community and Economic Development
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Maurice Classen

Program Officer
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Alaina Harkness

Program Officer
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Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
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Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
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Michelle Williams

Executive Secretary

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Communications Officer, Public Affairs