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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Responds to Economic Stimulus Package

MacArthur grantee the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, has created a new feature on its website — the Economic Recovery Watch — which will provide rapid-response analyses as the Obama Administration and Congress formulate measures to address ... Read More

Stabilizing Neighborhoods Hit by Foreclosure Crisis

Mayor Richard M. Daley outlined the city’s plans for using more than $55 million from federal and private sources to revitalize Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by the national mortgage foreclosure crisis. Read More

Remarks by MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton at the City of Chicago’s Foreclosure Press Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes new Foundation initiatives intended to help stabilize Chicago neighborhoods hard hit by vacancy and foreclosure. Read More

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Riccardo Muti as New Music Director

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by Deborah Rutter, announced that acclaimed musical director Riccardo Muti has signed a 5-year contract to serve as the Orchestra’s music director. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor Two Community Development Financial Institutions

Chicago-based IFF and New Mexico-based Homewise were honored at the national 2008 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference. Read More

Improving Legal Representation for Indigent Youth

The Models for Change Network adds four states, which will receive funding to strengthen and enhance juvenile indigent defense systems. Read More

New MacArthur Research Network to Examine Impact of Aging Society

MacArthur is creating a new inter-disciplinary research network to help America prepare for the challenges and opportunities posed by our aging society. Read More

Study Shows Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development

The MacArthur-supported study shows that America’s youth are developing important social and technical skills online, often in ways adults do not understand or value. Read More

MacArthur's Jonathan Fanton on Foundation Giving in a Tough Economy

In a Letter to the Editors of the New York Times, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that foundations should maintain, and even increase, their giving in difficult economic times. Read More

MacArthur's Grantmaking in Difficult Economic Times

Jonathan F. Fanton remarks on MacArthur's commitment to remaining a long-term, steadfast funder even in difficult economic times. Read More

Code Outlines Five Principles of Fair Use for Teachers & Students

Thanks to a coordinated effort by the media literacy community, supported by experts at American University and grantee Temple University, teachers and students have a guide that simplifies the legalities of using copyrighted materials in an ... Read More