Grantee Profile

Loyola University of Chicago

Grants to Loyola University of Chicago

  • $500,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Criminal Justice

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice at Loyola University Chicago (the Center) was established in 2015 with the aim of leveraging the resources of a large urban university and the collective strength of diverse disciplines to promote fair, informed, and effective approaches to criminal justice policy and practice in Illinois. This award enables the Center to provide state and local government agencies in Illinois with ongoing technical assistance and research and evaluation support. This will help position the state to increase the fairness and effectiveness of the justice system and reduce unnecessary incarceration by implementing the reform recommendations of the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform (the Commission), which was formed with the goal of finding ways to reduce the state’s prison population by 25 percent in the year 2025.

  • $325,000

    2015 (Duration 2 years, 7 months)

    Criminal Justice

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago (Loyola) is a private university with a tradition of academic excellence and a commitment to social justice. This award enables Loyola's newly established interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice (the Center) to embark upon an ambitious two-year plan to promote and support criminal justice reform in Illinois. The Center will serve as a focal point and catalyst for systems reform by marshalling research and data to identify needed changes in policy and practice, build and strengthen relationships across diverse stakeholder groups to advance those reforms, and provide the necessary tools and resources to implement and evaluate their outcomes and impact.

  • $100,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support urban policy research conducted by a partnership between local universities and community-based organizations (over two years).

  • $50,000

    1990 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Research and Action Group Project.

  • $15,000

    1989 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Joint Project of Loyola University and University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Urban Economic Development to identify research needs in the areas of gentrification and displacement/economic development and economic restructuring.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Loyola University of Chicago $990,000 between 1978 and 2017.