Grantmaking Community & Economic Development
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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, efforts to reduce violence and increase the impact of new information and more sophisticated analysis to improve governance, as well as ways 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. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community.

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Grantmaking Housing


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 across the country through its the Models for Change initiative, and the National Campaign for State Policy Reform, which aims aim 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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