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MacArthur to Assess Climate Change Threats and Fund Responses

Recognizing that global warming is occurring and threatens biodiversity conservation, MacArthur will make an initial investment of $5 million over three years to identify and mitigate the threat from global climate change. Read More

MacArthur to Invest $25 Million in New Research on the Impact of Housing

MacArthur will invest $25 million in new research that builds and deepens our knowledge about the ways that housing matters to children, families, and communities. Read More

MacArthur Awards $5 Million for Expansion of Carnegie Endowment

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has announced its New Vision to transform the Center into the first multinational think tank. Read More

MacArthur-Funded Caravan Project Announces First 23 Books

Under the motto, “Good Books. Any Way You Want Them. Now.” The Caravan Project announced it will release 23 with MacArthur support in simultaneous print, digital and downloadable audio formats. Read More

Helping Small Chicago Arts Groups Obtain City Licenses

MacArthur is creating a $660,000 fund to help small arts organizations in Chicago obtain the city’s Performing Arts Venue (PAV) license. Read More

Robert Denham Elected Chair of MacArthur Board of Directors

Robert E. Denham, a partner in the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson, was elected to chair the 15-member Board of Directors of MacArthur. Read More

Expanding Full Circle Community Mapping and Planning Efforts

The Chicago Agency for Metroplitan Planning recently announced a $600,000 grant from MacArthur that will expand its Full Circle community mapping and planning efforts. Read More

Helping More Low-Income Families Build Wealth

MacArthur will invest $3 million dollars to expand an innovative new effort to help low-income families in 13 Chicago neighborhoods achieve financial stability and build wealth. Read More

As Momentum for Juvenile Justice Reform Builds, MacArthur Invests $100 Million

MacArthur announced an additional commitment of $60 million to support and accelerate promising models of juvenile justice reform, bringing its total investment in the field to $100 million. Read More