Grantee Profile

Urban Land Institute

Grants to Urban Land Institute

  • $500,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing provides research, publications, convenings, and technical assistance to create and sustain a full spectrum of housing opportunities in communities nationwide. The Center to will use this grant to design, develop, and maintain a web portal that will serve as the "go-to resource" for the best available evidence on if and how housing matters to education, physical and mental health and economic opportunity. Content will be presented in an accessible way, allowing researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to actively engage and learn about the research, practical innovations, and policy solutions to housing-related challenges.

  • $350,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Terwilliger Center for Housing’s research, publications, convenings and technical assistance help create and sustain a full spectrum of housing opportunities--including affordable rental housing--in communities across the country. As the Foundation winds down its decade-long Window of Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing initiative, various activities are planned to acknowledge and assess changes in policies affecting rental housing, especially preservation transactions, and to help chart the affordable housing field’s emerging policy agenda. The Center will use this grant to plan and convene a national conference about the critical role rental housing plays in the U.S. and its economy.

  • $150,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Urban Land Institute, one of the world’s largest membership real estate policy-focused organizations, anticipates emerging land use trends and proposes creative solutions based on empirical research. The Institute has created a research initiative on climate change, land use, and energy that is a broad, interdisciplinary dialogue exploring how climate change policy frameworks are changing real estate business practices and reshaping urban development markets. It will use this grant to ensure that the initiative includes relevant multifamily housing examples, issues, and experts in its multi-media approach to engage the broader real estate industry on climate, land use, and energy topics.

  • $23,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support a conference, co-sponsored with the Metropolitan Planning Council, on smart growth in Chicago.

  • $55,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support a symposium on smart growth targeted to the private land development industry.

  • $25,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Community Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support an advisory panel to provide recommendations on development guidelines for the Chicago River.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Urban Land Institute $1,103,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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