Grantee Profile

City of Chicago

Grants to City of Chicago

  • $158,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Criminal Justice

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The City of Chicago is the third largest city by population in the United States, regularly providing public services for over two-and-a-half million residents. Since the release in late 2015 of a video depicting a Chicago Police Department officer shooting a teenager, the city has been embroiled in a policing crisis while simultaneously experiencing levels of gun violence unseen since the early 1990s. This award supports the Office of the Mayor of Chicago in responding to the dual crises of police legitimacy and violence by (1) facilitating the hiring two senior level staff to focus on implementing reforms recommended by the City's Police Accountability Task Force, and (2) convening an advisory group with national experts to advise the City on police reform, with a particular emphasis on developing a new system of community policing. 

  • $300,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support City of Chicago data-related activities (over two years).

  • $250,000

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of planning for the Chicago-based Global Mayors Exchange.

  • $100,000

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

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    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of professional services to help restructure and merge several Chicago departments.

  • $10,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Community Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support a project to recognize outstanding public school principals in Chicago.

  • $19,600

    1983 (Inactive Grant)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support Light Up Chicago, to install a lighting system to illuminate the Civic Center Plaza and its Picasso sculpture.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded City of Chicago $837,600 between 1978 and 2018.

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