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$1.15 Million to Support Chicago's New Mixed-Income Communities

MacArthur announced three grants totaling $1.15 million to promote the success of Chicago’s new mixed- income communities by providing services to residents.  These grants are part of the Foundation’s $50 million commitment to ... Read More

Formation of Former Mayors Caucus

Living Cities Joins Congressmen Turner and Capuano to Announce Formation of Former Mayors Caucus. Read More

SmartPhones and GIS Mapping Aid Community Development

With support from MacArthur, the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission is providing interactive web-based tools, such as SmartPhones and GIS mapping technology, to help communities and regions plan for growth and investment. Community organizations in the 16 ... Read More

Comprehensive Change for 16 Chicago Neighborhoods

On the morning of May 18, 2005, more than 500 people gathered at the Chicago Hilton to launch the New Communities Program, a comprehensive revitalization effort funded by MacArthur and managed by the Chicago Office of ... Read More

Calvert Social Investment Foundation and Incapital Form a New Partnership

Calvert Social Investment Foundation, a MacArthur grantee, and Incapital, a global investment firm, have announced a new partnership that is expected to expand investment in nonprofit groups that provide financing for community development. More than 400 ... 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

ENewsletter: Unlocking Capital: PRIs Extend Philanthropy’s Reach

Contents Unlocking Capital: PRIs Extend Philanthropy's Reach A Strategic Focus Getting Results For More Information   Unlocking Capital: PRIs Extend Philanthropy’s Reach Representatives of 150 foundations are gathering this month at Stanford University to share ... 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

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

$1 Million Investment in the Reinvestment Fund

MacArthur has announced a $1 million investment in the Philadelphia-based Reinvestment Fund (TRF), a leading innovator in the financing of neighborhoods and economic revitalization. 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: 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

Craig Wacker Named Program Officer in Human and Community Development

In this position, Wacker will be responsible for several aspects of the programs grantmaking related to juvenile justice, education policy, and program-wide issues of measurement. Read More

Commentary: Signs of Hope for America’s Cities

In an Op-Ed published in the Washington Post, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes how smart public policy is helping drive an urban renaissance in the United States. Read More