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

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Craig Wacker Named Program Officer in Human and Community Development

In this position, Wacker will be responsible for several aspects of the programs grantmaking related to juvenile justice, education policy, and program-wide issues of measurement.

Commentary: Signs of Hope for America’s Cities

In an Op-Ed published in the Washington Post, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes how smart public policy is helping drive an urban renaissance in the United States.

Intellectual Property and the Public Domain

Greetings. In the MacArthur Foundation’s monthly electronic newsletter we offer items of interest about the work we support. Thanks to the technology involved, we can tell fairly brief stories about issues, results, and research and ...

Reducing the Threat of WMDs

The MacArthur Foundation is pleased to introduce this monthly electronic newsletter. Foundations are fortunate to have access to vast networks of information and thanks to new technologies, we can do a much better job of making ...

Capital and Technical Expertise to Nonprofit Real Estate Projects in Chicago and Illinois

MacArthur has awarded $800,000 to the Illinois Facilities Fund for its continued efforts to help bring capital, technical assistance, and construction management expertise to nonprofits in Chicago and Illinois.

Herman Brewer Named Director of Chicago Working Group

MacArthur has announced the appointment of Herman Brewer of Chicago, a specialist in community and economic development strategies, as Director of its Chicago Working Group.

Economic Development in Urban Communities Nationwide

MacArthur has announced a $5 million program-related investment to the Minneapolis-based Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF).

Fueling Cities as Economic Engines for Region

MacArthur announces a grant of $750,000 over three years to CEOs for Cities, a national membership organization of leaders committed to advancing a view of cities as vibrant centers of commerce and opportunity.

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Craig Howard

Craig Howard

Director
Portrait of Mindy Martinez

Mindy Martinez

Coordinator

Media Contact

Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer