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Former Residents of Chicago’s Madden/Wells Public Housing Now Live in Better Housing, Safer Neighborhoods

New research suggests that families that moved from Chicago’s Madden/Wells public housing community now live in better housing and safer neighborhoods. Read More

Study Finds That Rents Are Falling in Cook County

A new study by DePaul University's Institute for Housing Studies, a MacArthur grantee, states that rents have again declined in most housing markets in Cook County in the past year, while there were signs of ... Read More

NEA and HUD Announce Arts Funding Opportunities

Under the funding opportunities, arts organizations are elgible to partner with a variety of groups, including state and local governments and nonprofits, to develop grant proposals. Read More

Illinois Campaign Helps Boost Census Participation

The Count Me In initiative, a $1.2 million effort supported by MacArthur and nine other foundations in Illinois, worked to increase participation in the 2010 Census in hard-to-count communities in Chicago and the state. Read More

The Working Capital Loan Fund for MacArthur Foundation Arts & Culture Grantees

The Working Capital Loan Fund will provide small- and medium-sized arts and culture organizations that are MacArthur Foundation grantees the means to address cash flow shortages and form long-term banking relationships. Read More

Working Capital Loan Fund for Arts & Culture Grantees

MacArthur is expanding a loan fund it created as a resource for Chicago-area arts and culture organizations facing cash flow challenges. Read More

Inside the MacArthur Foundation

Chicago Life Magazine
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MacArthur President Robert Gallucci: Introduction of NEA Chair Rocco Landesman

Gallucci introduces Rocco Landesman, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and discusses the Foundation's grantmaking in support of arts and culture in Chicago. Read More

Illinois Mandates Use of New Affordability Index When Making Public Investments

The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill that requires five state agencies to use the Housing and Transportation Index when planning and making public investment decisions around the state. Read More
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Program-Related Investments

To expand the reach of its grantmaking, the MacArthur Foundation makes low-cost loans and equity investments, known as program-related investments, to support charitable organizations and activities. Read More