Our work in Chicago
Areas of focus include:
Our Commitment to Grantee Partners | COVID-19 Read More → Chicago Leaders Creating a More Equitable City Read More →
Investing in Community Capacity Read More → Strengthening Community Safety Organizations Read More → Linking Communities with Year-Round Programs Read More →
Bridging Digital Divide for Chicago Communities Read More → Increased Support for Community Organizations Responding to COVID-19 Read More →
Safe and Peaceful Summer Events Adapt to COVID-19 Read More → Ensuring Everyone Is Counted in the 2020 Census Read More → Supporting Artists and Arts and Culture Organizations During the Pandemic Read More →
grantee stories Black Lives Matter, an Art Installation MacArthur commissioned Dorian Sylvain to install artwork on the theme of Black Lives Matter in the Marquette Building. View More → grantee stories Healing Personal and Community Trauma Through Art BUILD, Firehouse Community Arts Center, and Firebird Community Arts use art to interrupt violence, address trauma, and help young people find purpose. View More →
Grantees in the Media
"Pilsen’s El Paseo Garden Set To Expand To Vacant Lot, Warding Off Development From Site"
Block Club Chicago
$25M COVID Recovery Initiative to Focus on Black, Latino Communities
Crain's Chicago Business
"Chicago Has A New Plan To Reduce Gun Violence, But COVID-19 Has Already Created Financial Challenges"
"How the Chicago Sinfonietta Put Inclusion in Its DNA"
"New York Times Photo Essay That Mirrors Black Photographer’s Project in Chicago Prompts Apology"
Gateway Journalism Review
Managing Director, Communications