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Helping Chicago Groups Strengthen Global Reach

MacArthur announced $240,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with four countries.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Riccardo Muti as New Music Director

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by Deborah Rutter, announced that acclaimed musical director Riccardo Muti has signed a 5-year contract to serve as the Orchestra’s music director.

MacArthur's Jonathan Fanton on Foundation Giving in a Tough Economy

In a Letter to the Editors of the New York Times, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that foundations should maintain, and even increase, their giving in difficult economic times.

MacArthur's Grantmaking in Difficult Economic Times

Jonathan F. Fanton remarks on MacArthur's commitment to remaining a long-term, steadfast funder even in difficult economic times.

Helping Chicago Organizations Increase Their International Connections

MacArthur awarded $260,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with eight countries.
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MacArthur's Commitment to Chicago

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's commitment to the city of Chicago, visit http://www.macfound.org.

Josephine Lee of the Chicago Children’s Choir receives 3Arts Award

The award recognizes Lee's distinctive work with a no-strings-attached $15,000 grant.

Chicago Organizations to Form International Connections

MacArthur awarded $325,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with 16 countries.