Grantmaking Arts & Culture in Chicago

Arts & Culture in Chicago

MacArthur’s support for over 200 arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and the region is an expression of its civic commitment to the community where the Foundation is headquartered and John and Catherine MacArthur made their home. Grants are designed to help sustain the cultural life of the city and region.

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Grantmaking MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Continuing MacArthur's tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world's most challenging problems, these annual awards recognize exceptional Foundation grantees and help ensure their sustainability.

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Grantmaking Media


MacArthur supports the production and distribution of news and documentary programs for television, radio, and the web that help inform the American public about important domestic and international current affairs and policy issues.

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Grantmaking Strengthening American Democracy

Strengthening American Democracy

The Foundation is exploring the question of how to strengthen democracy in the US, given our perception that the political system has failed to adequately address major issues confronting the nation – from climate change to health care, from our fiscal future to the criminal justice system, from immigration to education.

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