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Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the City Club of Chicago on “Deep Roots, Deep Commitment: MacArthur Investments in Chicago”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relates the Foundation's support for arts, housing, education, and economic development in Chicago.

SmartPhones and GIS Mapping Aid Community Development

With support from MacArthur, the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission is providing interactive web-based tools, such as SmartPhones and GIS mapping technology, to help communities and regions plan for growth and investment. Community organizations in the 16 ...

No Child Left Behind Act Narrows Curriculum, Report Says

The No Child Left Behind Act has led to the “narrowing of curriculum,” especially in urban schools, according to a recent study by the Center on Education Policy, a MacArthur grantee. The report said that more ...

Comprehensive Change for 16 Chicago Neighborhoods

On the morning of May 18, 2005, more than 500 people gathered at the Chicago Hilton to launch the New Communities Program, a comprehensive revitalization effort funded by MacArthur and managed by the Chicago Office of ...

Calvert Social Investment Foundation and Incapital Form a New Partnership

Calvert Social Investment Foundation, a MacArthur grantee, and Incapital, a global investment firm, have announced a new partnership that is expected to expand investment in nonprofit groups that provide financing for community development. More than 400 ...

ENewsletter: Unlocking Capital: PRIs Extend Philanthropy’s Reach

Contents Unlocking Capital: PRIs Extend Philanthropy's Reach A Strategic Focus Getting Results For More Information   Unlocking Capital: PRIs Extend Philanthropy’s Reach Representatives of 150 foundations are gathering this month at Stanford University to share ...

Start-up Funding for Chicago Community Land Trust

The Office of the Mayor of the City of Chicago issued a press release announcing a plan to establish a citywide Chicago Community Land Trust.

New Life for Chicago Neighborhoods: The New Communities Program

This edition of the MacArthur Foundation’s electronic newsletter is about the New Communities Program, a remarkable effort under way in Chicago to bring about comprehensive change in 16 of Chicago’s most challenged neighborhoods.  It ...

$1 Million Investment in the Reinvestment Fund

MacArthur has announced a $1 million investment in the Philadelphia-based Reinvestment Fund (TRF), a leading innovator in the financing of neighborhoods and economic revitalization.

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.