Grantmaking Community & Economic Development

Community & Economic Development

Helping to increase social and economic opportunities for low-income Chicagoans, MacArthur supports the New Communities Program, comprehensive community revitalization in 16 Chicago neighborhoods, as well as efforts to strengthen the infrastructure of the field of community development nationally.

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Grantmaking Digital Media & Learning

Digital Media & Learning

MacArthur is exploring how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Grantmaking supports “connected learning,” a new way to make learning more robust and relevant, helping education and other social institutions reimagine how they think about learning to meet the needs of this and future generations.

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Grantmaking Housing


The Foundation is supporting more balanced, forward-looking housing policies that acknowledge the importance of affordable rental housing and the role that various attributes of housing may play in promoting strong, resilient families and vibrant communities.

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Grantmaking Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice

MacArthur supports juvenile justice reform in 32 states primarily through its Models for Change initiative, which aims to accelerate a national juvenile justice reform movement to improve the lives of young people in trouble with the law, while enhancing public safety and holding young offenders accountable for their actions.

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Grantmaking Policy Research

Policy Research

Seeking to improve and inform decision making at the federal, state, and local levels, the Foundation provides general operating support to a small portfolio of organizations across an array of issues and resources for special fiscal, demographic, and analytical projects with broad implications for domestic policy.

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Grantmaking Program-Related Investments

Program-Related Investments

By providing flexible loans and other financial instruments, known as program-related investments, the Foundation helps nonprofit and social enterprises grow and leverage capital to meet the needs of underserved people and communities.

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