Grantee Profile

CEOs for Cities

Grants to CEOs for Cities

  • $75,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — CEOs for Cities, a long-time Foundation grantee whose mission and activities no longer advance a specific grantmaking strategy, is at a critical moment in which it is exploring its future path, including adopting a new sustainable business model, merging with another organization, or winding down. It will use this short-term support so it can, with expert support, conduct an assessment of future possibilities and appropriate steps to take.

  • $275,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — CEOs for Cities is a national and global network of public, private, non-profit, and philanthropic urban leaders. Since its founding in 2001, it has grown from a modest networking organization to an innovative center for research and urban ideas and practices designed to make cities vital and supportive of their populations. CEOs for Cities changed leadership in 2011, and it will use this grant to undertake a strategic planning exercise, diversify funders, and assess current programs to determine which to end and which to strengthen and continue, and to help defray the costs of its 2011 annual meeting.

  • $300,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $350,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $750,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support leadership development and research programs that support the competitiveness of cities (over three years).

  • $50,000

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support policy activities to promote the economic competitiveness of cities.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded CEOs for Cities $1,800,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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