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“The Importance of Institutions,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Chicago Donor’s Forum Luncheon

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details the Foundation's support of organizations around the world and its commitment to Chicago. Read More

Chicago Area Arts Organizations Receive $2.5 Million

MacArthur announced seven grants in support of arts and culture organizations in the Chicago region. Read More

Museum's Universal Design Encourages Even the Youngest to Learn by Play

The MacArthur Foundation has made a five year, general operating grant to the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, a resource to children, families and schools in the region since 1985. Kohl is the only ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the City Club of Chicago on “Deep Roots, Deep Commitment: MacArthur Investments in Chicago”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relates the Foundation's support for arts, housing, education, and economic development in Chicago. Read More

New Law Saves More Than 1000 Affordable Housing Units in Chicago

One of the largest rescues ever of troubled privately-owned Section 8 housing is occurring in Chicago, according to MacArthur grantee the National Housing Trust. In an effort to save more than 1,000 affordable housing units ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Press Conference for New Career-Focused Job Training Program for CHA Residents

MacArthur's President, also the chair of the Partnership for New Communities, endorses Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's efforts to help public housing residents prepare for employment. Read More

MacArthur Foundation Awards $50,000 to C.A.S.A. of Cook County

MacArthur announced a grant of $50,000 to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cook County (C.A.S.A.) in recognition of its commitment to the Chicago community. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton At Event Announcing Establishment Of New Chicago Community Land Trust

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton joins Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to announce the creation of the Trust, which aims to help hundreds of the city's families afford homes in improving communities. Read More

Start-up Funding for Chicago Community Land Trust

The Office of the Mayor of the City of Chicago issued a press release announcing a plan to establish a citywide Chicago Community Land Trust. Read More

ENewsletter: Investments Strengthen Arts and Culture in Chicago

Contents MacArthur Investments Strengthen Arts and Culture in Chicago MacArthur Support: Consistent and Flexible Changing With the Times A Closing Thought   MacArthur Investments Strengthen Arts and Culture in Chicago The MacArthur Foundation is well-known for its ... Read More