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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
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MacArthur Expands its Commitment to Journalism and Media

Expanded journalism and media grantmaking that will support professional nonprofit reporting, nonfiction multimedia storytelling, and civic media that enables new ways for people to express and organize themselves for social change. Read More
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$100 Million Impact Investment Collaboration to Benefit Chicago

The Chicago Community Trust, MacArthur and Calvert Foundation announce Benefit Chicago, an innovative collaboration that aims to mobilize $100 million in impact investments for nonprofits and social enterprises in Chicago. Read More
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20 Diverse Communities Receive MacArthur Support to Reduce Jail Populations, Improve Local Systems, and Model Reforms for the Nation

The grants are part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, a national initiative supported by the Foundation with an initial $75 million to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Read More
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Joint Statement by Carnegie Corporation of New York and MacArthur on a Civil Society Gift Basket

Carnegie Corporation of New York and MacArthur commit to invest up to $25 million over the course of 2016 and 2017 for work to secure nuclear materials and reduce the threat they pose. Read More
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New Commitment to Address Nuclear Threats by Reducing Availability and Use of Weapons-usable Material

To address the nuclear threat, Nuclear Challenges will support efforts to identify political and technical solutions that reduce the world’s reliance on highly enriched uranium and plutonium. Read More