MacArthur and an alliance of nine other Illinois foundations and 60 nonprofits today announced the launch of Count Me In, a state-wide campaign to boost by 37 percent the number of hard-to-count populations in the 2010 census. It is the largest philanthropic effort to promote census participation in a single state and is expected to help increase Illinois’ share of federal funds to state and local governments. The $1.2 million campaign will combine innovative public education campaigns, community outreach, new media, trainings, special events and other grassroots activities designed to increase the mail-back rate of census forms from select Illinois communities.
May 16, 2017 - From The Field
Six Chicago-area organizations will use $12 million in loans to train and employ adults with autism, support retail development, provide training and transitional jobs, and build projects that support youth and families in underserved Chicago neighborhoods. Read More
March 23, 2017 - From The Field
More than 1,600 Chicago residents attended 19 conversations about police misconduct and community relations and then suggested 300 ways to improve police practices and restructure how police officers interact with residents. Read More
February 3, 2017 - Chicago Stories
The Pullman National Monument showcases industrial innovation, urban planning, civil rights, and the labor movement and a study estimates it could eventually sustain $40 million in economic activity. Read More