Arts & Culture in Chicago
MacArthur's support for arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and the region is an expression of its civic commitment to the community where the Foundation is headquartered and John and Catherine MacArthur made their home.
Community & Economic Development
Helping to increase social and economic opportunities for low-income Chicagoans, MacArthur supports the New Communities Program as well as communication of its lessons learned to other cities and the field.
Digital Media and Learning
MacArthur's grantmaking aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life.
Decent, stable, and affordable housing is at the core of strong, vibrant families and communities.
MacArthur supports reform in 32 states and a national movement to improve the lives of young people in trouble with the law, while enhancing public safety and holding young offenders accountable for their actions.