MacArthur awarded $325,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with 16 countries. The grants are the first from the Foundation’s International Connections Fund, which will provide a total of $1 million in grants over the next year.
“These eight organizations plan international projects ranging from artistic collaborations to improved cross-cultural understanding through community development,” said MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton. “Their work covers many fields and many countries. What they share is a commitment to building international connections and advancing Chicago’s growing role as a global city.”
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 and Prince Foundations 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 September; proposals are due by August 1.