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 →
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 → Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund 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 Revitalizing Land, Place, and Communities Urban Juncture and El Paseo Community Garden use creative placemaking to revitalize communities in Chicago. View More →
Grantees in the Media
"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
"Students Continue Push Toward Chicago History Museum Exhibit Focused on Latino History"
"On Labor Day, Supporters Optimistic About Completing Pullman National Monument Work: ‘A Game Changer for Our Community’"
"‘Fund Us Like You Want Us to Win’"
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Managing Director, Communications