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$11.6 Million in New Chicago Investments

The investments will help spur economic development in low-income neighborhoods, create opportunities for youth and prevent violence, promote police reform and accountability, and support arts and culture. Read More
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Partnership for New Communities Helps 162 Buyers Purchase Affordable Housing

With help from Find Your Place in Chicago, prospective homeowners are provided a $10,000 grant towards a down payment or closing costs for properties. Read More

Partnership for New Communities Assesses Decade of Work

The Partnership for New Communities released a report that documents its unique role in tackling urgent, large-scale issues in Chicago. Read More

Public Housing Residents Train Green

Chicago public housing residents learn home improvement skills, reading, and math to help prepare them for advanced green job training. Read More

Opportunity Chicago Helps 5000 CHA Residents Find Jobs

Opportunity Chicago, a MacArthur-supported workforce development initiative for Chicago public housing residents, has helped more than 5,000 people find employment, according to a new report. Read More

Illinois Campaign Helps Boost Census Participation

The Count Me In initiative, a $1.2 million effort supported by MacArthur and nine other foundations in Illinois, worked to increase participation in the 2010 Census in hard-to-count communities in Chicago and the state. Read More

Efforts to Boost Illinois Census Results

MacArthur and an alliance of nine other Illinois foundations and 60 nonprofits announced the launch of Count Me In, a state-wide campaign to boost by 37 percent the number of hard-to-count populations in the 2010 census. Read More

$1 Million Will Bolster Illinois’ Local 2010 Census Participation

Ten of Illinois’ leading foundations, including MacArthur, announced they are jointly investing $1 million to improve participation in hard-to-count, poor, minority, rural, and high-rise communities in the 2010 Census. Read More

“Find Your Place in Chicago” Program

Mayor Daley and private and public sector partners announced the package of financial incentives and initiatives aimed at helping buyers save money on the purchase of a home in which the city has invested. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the “Find Your Place in Chicago” Launch

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces The Partnership for New Communities' $1 million commitment towards stimulating sales in mixed-income developments throughout Chicago. Read More

Support for 2016 Chicago Olympic Games

The 2016 Olympics Fund for Chicago Neighborhoods, to which MacArthur contributes, announced its first phase of grantmaking, awarding $415,000 to eight organizations. Read More

Beyond the $10 Million Milestone in Supporting Chicago Neighborhoods

The Partnership for New Communities announced that it has surpassed the $10 million milestone in grants benefiting Chicago neighborhoods. Read More

Improving the Lives of Chicago Residents

The Chicago Community Trust, metropolitan Chicago’s community foundation, announced a grant of $10 million from MacArthur. Read More

"The Power of Partnerships: Insights from Chicago's Plan for Transformation," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities Annual Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the formation of the Partnership for New Communities and its goal to help new neighborhoods succeed by encouraging residents to move to them and genearting economic opportunities. Read More