Striving toward transformative change in areas of profound concern
Areas of work in which we have a long-standing, deep, and unwavering engagement.
Our commitment to Chicago is deep and enduring, with support to creative and effective organizations working to improve the quality of life and the prospects for resident, and make our hometown a city where opportunity is equitable, and justice can thrive.
Working to strengthen American democracy by informing, engaging, and activating Americans through deep investments in independent journalism and media
Areas of work that are ending
Preserving ecosystems and species and to promoting development that respects the environment
Making education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community
Grantmaking seeks to identify, test, and develop innovations in secondary education in developing countries that can spur systemic change and improve economically marginalized girls’ demand for, access to, and retention in quality secondary level education.
Supporting more balanced, forward-looking housing policies that acknowledge the importance of affordable rental housing and the role that various attributes of housing may play in promoting strong, resilient families and vibrant communities
Strengthening human rights protections, advancing government accountability, and improving the reach and quality of justice
MacArthur supports reform in 40 states and aims to help accelerate a national juvenile justice reform movement to improve the lives of young people in trouble with the law, while enhancing public safety and holding young offenders accountable for their actions.
Advancing the development of more effective domestic policies by working to increase the policy impact of all strategies in the Foundation’s U.S. Programs
Working to reduce maternal mortality and improve the quality of maternal and reproductive health care in India, Mexico, and Nigeria