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Study Links Weak Economy to Shortage of Affordable Rental Housing

The need for affordable rental housing in Cook County has increased substantially in the last decade and is expected to continue growing, according to a study by the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University. Read More

International Connections Fund Frequently Asked Questions

Questions that are frequently asked about the Chicago International Connections Fund. Read More
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Slideshow: Arts & Culture in Chicago

MacArthur’s support for over 300 arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and the region is an expression of its civic commitment to the community. Read More

Mercy Housing Foreclosure-Prevention Program Launched in Chicago Area

Mercy Housing has launched a new program with $100 million in unused Troubled Asset Relief Program money to slash loan balances to affordable levels on Chicago-area homes that are worth less than their debt. Read More

Partnership for New Communities Assesses Decade of Work

The Partnership for New Communities released a report that documents its unique role in tackling urgent, large-scale issues in Chicago. Read More
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An Evaluation of General Operating Support to Arts Organizations

This assessment regards the Foundation’s general operating support for Arts and Cultural Institutions in Chicago, in partnership with the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Read More

Chicago Ideas Week Highlights City as Center for Innovation

The MacArthur-supported Chicago Ideas Week brought some of the world's top speakers together with some of Chicago's best thinkers to discuss ideas; identify common interests on which to base collaborations; and innovation. Read More

Timeline Theatre Company Receives National Recognition

The American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, has awarded MacArthur grantee Timeline Theatre Company a 2011 National Theatre Company Grant. Read More