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Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Americans for the Arts; Arts and Economic Prosperity Launch

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton outlines the Foundation's long commitment to supporting arts institutions, especially in Chicago. Read More
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Arts & Economic Prosperity III

Produced by Americans for the Arts, this report features the Chicago portion of the country’s most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. The full study included data from 156 communities ... Read More

Reversing Chicago's Loss of Affordable Rental Housing

Area real estate, finance, philanthropic, non-profit and governmental leaders unveiled a joint program to reverse dramatic losses in the region’s affordable rental stock. Read More
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The Preservation Compact: A Rental Housing Action Plan for Cook County

From the Foreword: Guided by the Urban Land Institute and supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Preservation Compact has brought together leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build ... Read More

The State of Rental Housing in Cook County: Current Conditions & Forecast

As of 2005, there were approximately 2 million housing units in Cook County, and 835,000 of these were rentals. Of these, only 353,000 are considered “affordable”—renting for less than $750 per month.1 ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Announcement of the Preservation Compact

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation's commitment to reverse the loss of affordable rental housing in Chicago. Read More

"Investing in Chicago Neighborhoods," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundations $26-million grant to the New Communities Program to support neighborhood revitalization in Chicago. Read More

Community and Economic Development in Chicago Neighborhoods

MacArthur announced a new $26 million investment to support the nation’s largest community and economic development effort, which is focused on 16 of Chicago’s lowest-income neighborhoods Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at a Press Event Announcing $26 Million for Chicago Neighborhoods

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces a renewed commitment of $26 million supporting the Chicago neighborhood revitalization efforts of the New Communities Project. Read More

$14 Million in New Funding to Chicago Arts and Culture

MacArthur announced that it is increasing its commitment to Chicago arts and culture, with most of the new funding dedicated to smaller organizations. Read More