Community & Economic Development

The Foundation supports prevention of youth violence and the use of information technology to enhance governance, the social sector, and quality of life. MacArthur is exploring new ways to understand the challenges faced by cities around the world, and how to plan, manage, and govern to address them. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

What's New


Helping Communities Revitalize Neighborhoods Hit Hard by Foreclosures

The National Community Stabilization Trust, a new collaborative venture of nonprofit housing organizations, private philanthropies, and financial institutions announced the launch of its national effort. Read More
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Partners in Change - The New Communities Program

In 16 communities across Chicago, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation -- with the help of the MacArthur Foundation -- is leading the nation's largest commitment to comprehensive community development: the New Communities Program.


Foreclosure Filings Continue to Grow in Chicago Region

This report from MacArthur grantee the Woodstock Institute shows that foreclosure filings in the Chicago region continue to grow. Read More


Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Craig Howard

Director of Community and Economic Development
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Maurice Classen

Program Officer
Portrait of Alaina Harkness

Alaina Harkness

Program Officer
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Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
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Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
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Michelle Williams

Executive Secretary

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Communications Officer