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15 Chicago Arts Groups Receive Grants for International Collaborations

MacArthur today announced grants to 15 Chicago arts and culture organizations for diverse artistic exchanges in 14 countries, including China, Mali, Mexico, Pakistan, and Poland. Read More
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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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Announcing $18 Million Initial Investment to Support India's Climate Leadership

This funding marks MacArthur’s initial investment to support climate solutions in India since announcing its broader commitment last year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage international leadership and cooperation. Read More
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Call for Proposals to Strengthen Secondary Education

The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education issued its fourth call for proposals seeking innovative solutions to address critical issues that impair secondary education learning in marginalized populations. Read More
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Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade Joins MacArthur Board

Dr. Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade, a hematology oncologist and expert on the molecular genetics of breast cancer and tumor suppression, will commence her role on the Board on December 6, 2016. Read More
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MacArthur Mourns Arthur M. Sussman

Arthur M. Sussman, former General Counsel at the University of Chicago and former Vice President at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, passed away Wednesday evening in Chicago. Sussman was an engaged citizen of ... Read More
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MacArthur Mourns Jack Fuller

On the Board of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, where he served since 2005, Mr. Fuller was chair of the Budget and Compensation Committee and also a member of the Audit and Institutional ... Read More
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Pessimism About Prolonged Housing Affordability Crisis is On the Rise, 2016 How Housing Matters Survey Finds

Most Adults Have Made Sacrifices to Pay Rent or Mortgage; Large Majorities Want Elected Officials and Candidates to Address Housing Affordability Read More
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Housing Affordability More of a Problem in Chicago Area Than Nationally, According to New MacArthur Survey

Nearly half of Chicago adults (48%) and 40% of adults living in Chicago’s suburbs report that they spend more than 30% of their income on housing—far more than the 31% of all U.S ... Read More
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New MacArthur Competition to Award $100 Million to Help Solve a Critical Problem of Our Time

100&Change is open to organizations working in any field of endeavor anywhere. Applicants must identify both the problem they are trying to solve, as well as their proposed solution. Read More