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Strengthening Investment in Arts and Culture

MacArthur, together with the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, announced nearly $3 million in new grants to 87 local arts and cultural organizations. Read More

$5 Million Grant Awarded to the University of Chicago's Center for Urban School Reform

MacArthur has announced an endowment grant to the University of Chicago's Center for Urban School Improvement to support its work in strengthening urban schools. Read More

New Life for Chicago Neighborhoods: The New Communities Program

This edition of the MacArthur Foundation’s electronic newsletter is about the New Communities Program, a remarkable effort under way in Chicago to bring about comprehensive change in 16 of Chicago’s most challenged neighborhoods.  It ... Read More

Opening Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Announcement of Bipartisan Congressional Mayors’ Caucus

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's efforts to make American cities better places to live. Read More

Commentary: Illinois a National Leader in Juvenile Justice Reforms

In this second century of juvenile justice, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Illinois' leadership role in demanding justice, fairness and accountability in the treatment of young people in trouble with the law. Read More

Commentary: Fed Cuts Threaten Chicago's Affordable Housing Efforts

Though there are many elements in the President's plan that promote needed reforms and positive trade-offs, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton believes any budget that features cuts to 150 programs should meet with constructive scrutiny. Read More

Eighty-Eight Grants In Support of Arts and Cultural Organizations

Eighty-eight grants totaling nearly $1.2 million were made through the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Prince Charitable Trusts in support of Chicago area arts and cultural ... Read More

Intellectual Property and the Public Domain

Greetings. In the MacArthur Foundation’s monthly electronic newsletter we offer items of interest about the work we support. Thanks to the technology involved, we can tell fairly brief stories about issues, results, and research and ... Read More

Reducing the Threat of WMDs

The MacArthur Foundation is pleased to introduce this monthly electronic newsletter. Foundations are fortunate to have access to vast networks of information and thanks to new technologies, we can do a much better job of making ... Read More

Sixty-Five Grants To Chicago Arts And Cultural Organizations

The first round of grants made through the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Prince Charitable Trusts have been made to 65 Chicago area arts and cultural organizations ... Read More

Capital and Technical Expertise to Nonprofit Real Estate Projects in Chicago and Illinois

MacArthur has awarded $800,000 to the Illinois Facilities Fund for its continued efforts to help bring capital, technical assistance, and construction management expertise to nonprofits in Chicago and Illinois. Read More

Improving Public Housing In Chicago

MacArthur has announced nearly $2.5 million in grants to help the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) transform public housing in the city and to ensure that public housing residents and neighborhoods benefit from the changes. Read More

Herman Brewer Named Director of Chicago Working Group

MacArthur has announced the appointment of Herman Brewer of Chicago, a specialist in community and economic development strategies, as Director of its Chicago Working Group. Read More

Fund to Support Small Chicago Arts and Culture Organizations

MacArthur has announced the formation of two special funds designed to provide more than $6.5 million in grant support to small and mid-sized arts and cultural organizations. Read More

MacArthur Restores Cornice To Historic Marquette Building

The preservation project returns landmark skyscraper to original turn-of-the-century design. Read More