MacArthur awarded $260,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with eight countries. The grants are the second set of awards from the Foundation’s International Connections Fund, which will provide a total of $1 million in grants, in recognition of MacArthur’s 30th anniversary.
“Chicago is a global city and MacArthur works in 60 countries around the world,” said MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton. “We want to help organizations in Chicago connect with their counterparts in other counties. Interest in this new Fund is strong and will help build bridges of understanding between our city and country and many diverse cultures around the world.”
The following organizations will receive grants from MacArthur’s International Connections Fund:
Support from the International Connections Fund is available to nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area that have received a grant within the last three years from MacArthur or through the MacArthur Funds established at the Driehaus Foundation, the Prince Charitable Trusts, or through the New Communities Program directed by LISC/Chicago. Preference is given to those proposals that support a new or expanded program, promote exchanges with one of MacArthur’s focus countries (China, India, Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia), enhance or complement other work supported by the Foundation, and require funding that the organization may not otherwise be able to generate. The next round of grants will be awarded in December; proposals are due by November 1.