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

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Exploring Neighborhood Well-Being Through Data

An interactive map allows users to research and understand geographic patterns of foreclosures, mortgage lending, employment, income, and vacancy across the state.

"'Urban Warriors' Seek to Help Youth"

Chicago Sun-Times

"Cities Get Smarter"


"They're Tracking When You Turn Off the Lights"

The Wall Street Journal
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Ten Community Projects Awarded Partners for Places Grants

The Partners for Places grant program has awarded ten communities a total of $562,000 for local improvement projects that involve partnerships between government and philanthropy.


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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Craig Howard

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Mindy Martinez


Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Maurice Samuels

Program Officer