Community Development

A collection of content related to community development from across the Foundation's grantmaking

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Striving for Diversity and Equity in the Arts

Enrich Chicago brings together arts organizations and foundations with the aim of increasing the resources available for arts institutions led by and serving people of color. Read More
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Using Evidence When Supporting Community-Based Organizations

A brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative focuses on how governments can use evidence and data to support community-based organizations that are proven to be effective. Read More
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Pathways to Urban Sustainability

A report by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a road map and recommendations to help U.S. cities become more sustainable, measurably improving their residents’ economic, social, and environmental well-being. Read More
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Promoting Peace on Chicago's Streets

The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities awarded grants of up to $10,000 each to 70 different nonprofit organizations to keep neighborhoods safe over Labor Day and into the school year. Read More
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"'Good Food Revolution' Comes to Penn State Behrend"

Penn State News
Will Allen, 2008 MacArthur Fellow
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Fighting Foreclosures and Building Community

In a Chicago neighborhood that once had among the city’s highest foreclosure and vacancy rates, the Southwest Organizing Project and its partners have implemented a holistic suite of programs that address the housing crisis directly ... Read More