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Facts & Fictions about an Aging America

This article published in Contexts magazine debunks common myths about aging in America. Read More

Foreclosure Filings Continue to Grow in Chicago Region

This report from MacArthur grantee the Woodstock Institute shows that foreclosure filings in the Chicago region continue to grow. Read More

Fiscal Summit Addresses Deficit Reduction

Several MacArthur grantees and members of the Foundation-supported Committee on the Fiscal Future of the United States participated in the recent Fiscal Responsibility Summit convened by the Obama Administration. Those selected to participate included the Brookings ... Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities 2008 Grant Recipients

Boston Medical Center/Children's HealthWatch (2008) Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (2008) Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City/Department of Housing Preservation and Development (2008) Northwestern University (2008) University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008 ... Read More

12 States & Cities to Preserve 70,000 Affordable Rental Homes

Seizing the opportunity to make needed long-term investments in the face of a weak economy, 12 states and cities are launching innovative projects to preserve more than 70,000 affordable rental homes. Read More

Adult Students Benefit from MacArthur Grant

Adult students enrolled in Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership will benefit from a new scholarship program funded by the MacArthur Foundation. Read More

State and Local Housing Preservation Leaders Media Briefing, Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Window of Opportunity, in which MacArthur is investing $32.5 million in 12 states, cities, and counties that are innovators in preserving affordable rental housing. Read More

"Events Spur Kids to Celebrate Lincoln"

From the Coal City Courant
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MacArthur's Jonathan Fanton Presses For More Housing-Related Grants

In this op-ed published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges foundations to focus on housing issues in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. Read More

Fair Pay Act Signed Into Law

President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for people subjected to pay discrimination to challenge the practice in court. The law reverses a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ... Read More

Obama Lifts Global Gag Rule

President Obama signed an executive order lifting restrictions that prevented U.S. aid to international organizations that promote or perform abortions with their own funds. Read More

“The Pursuit of International Criminal Justice: the Case of Darfur,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the MacArthur International Justice Symposium

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews the Foundation's history of human rights grantmaking, focusing on the International Criminal Court, and argues that Darfur represents a test case for international rights. Read More

Executive Summary: Review of Models for Change in Pennsylvania

The overall purpose of this review is to provide an independent look at the current work supported through the Foundation’s Models for Change Initiative in Pennsylvania. In this summary of the report I will summarize ... Read More