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Grand Challenges of the 21st Century

Share your ideas with the White House on the next Grand Challenges facing the country. Read More

ProPublica Garners Pulitzer

An article by Sheri Fink, of MacArthur grantee ProPublica, received a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. Read More

The Aging of America: Challenges and Opportunities, Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses the Foundation's research into how Americans age now, and how various policies and practices may help them age better. Read More

"Bad News"

From the Columbia Journalism Review
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Housing Support for Vulnerable Families

A new study by the Urban Institute, a MacArthur grantee, focuses on how to assist vulnerable families who were left behind by the transformation of public housing into mixed-income communities. Read More

First Lady Highlights Need for Grocery Stores in Underserved Communities

As part of a campaign to prevent childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Secretaries of Agriculture and Treasury visited a Philadelphia grocer supported by MacArthur grantee The Reinvestment Fund, which helps finance grocery stores ... Read More

Interim Report Examines First Years of New Communities Program

MacArthur grantee MDRC released interim findings from its seven-year evaluation of LISC/Chicago's New Communities Program, a $50 million comprehensive neighborhood improvement initiative. The report focuses on the early development, roll-out, and first years of ... Read More

“Survey Finds Slack Editing on Magazine Websites”

A MacArthur-supported survey by the Columbia Journalism Review on the profitability of magazine websites finds that fact-checking and editing standards vary widely among the sites. Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities 2009 Grant Recipients

Columbia (2009) Cornell (2009) Johns Hopkins (2009) Ohio State (2009) Princeton (2009) RAND-Inclusionary Zoning and Schools (2009) St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto (2009) University of Illinois at Chicago (2009) University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (2009) University ... Read More

Competitive Grants Competition Awards $6 Million to 13 Housing Research Projects

The projects will produce a base of empirical evidence to show how housing affects children’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development and how housing choices shape the economic, physical, and emotional well-being of adults. Read More

A Fiscal Rehabilitation Plan for the State of Illinois

The Chicago-based Civic Federation proposed measures to substantially reduce the current Illinois budget deficit in FY2011 and to place the State on better fiscal footing over the long term. Read More

The Civic Federation Releases Fiscal Rehabilitation Plan for Illinois

The Civic Federation, a 116-year-old government research organization, released today its plan to salvage the State of Illinois’ finances. Read More