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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

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

Commentary: Investing in Slowing Population

In an Op-Ed published in the Boston Globe, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton calls on the international community to invest further in slowing population growth around the world. Read More

Welcoming Remarks by Jonathan Fanton to the Small Business Investment Alliance

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the importance of investment in community development by financial insitutions and some of the issues surrounding the Community Reinvestment Act. 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

Welcoming Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Corporation for Enterprise Development's Local Capital Markets Investment Fund Institute

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes the positive affects community development financial institutions have on neighborhoods and argues that continued urban development depends on their success. Read More

“Engaged Citizenship,” Jonathan F. Fanton Speech at Miss Porter’s School

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges young people to involve themselves in civic life, committing not just money but also time and expertise. 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

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

Economic Development in Urban Communities Nationwide

MacArthur has announced a $5 million program-related investment to the Minneapolis-based Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF). Read More