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Improving Public Housing In Chicago

MacArthur has announced nearly $2.5 million in grants to help the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) transform public housing in the city and to ensure that public housing residents and neighborhoods benefit from the changes.

Judith F. Helzner Named Director of The Population and Reproductive Health Program

Helzner will be responsible for providing oversight of the area's grantmaking, including grants to international organizations in the population field and serving as advisor to staff members in the Foundation's international offices.

In Support of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in U.S.

MacArthur has announced three grants totaling $3.5 million in support of three major institutions working to protect the civil rights and civil liberties of individuals living in the United States.

Supporting Independent Documentary Films and Non-Commercial Public Radio

MacArthur has awarded grants totaling more than $5.2 million in support of the production of independent documentary films and independent non-commercial radio.

Creating, Changing, and Closing Areas of Philanthropic Activity

This paper provides a basis for discussing the choices MacArthur makes about its grantmaking—about how new initiatives are created, how they change, and how they are closed.

Herman Brewer Named Director of Chicago Working Group

MacArthur has announced the appointment of Herman Brewer of Chicago, a specialist in community and economic development strategies, as Director of its Chicago Working Group.

"Ira Herskowitz, a Top Geneticist, Dies at 56"

The New York Times
Ira Herskowitz , 1987 MacArthur Fellow

Grants to Support Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality

MacArthur has made grants totaling more than $1.3 million to five organizations in Mexico working to reduce maternal mortality and improve young people's reproductive and sexual health and rights in Mexico.

Fund to Support Small Chicago Arts and Culture Organizations

MacArthur has announced the formation of two special funds designed to provide more than $6.5 million in grant support to small and mid-sized arts and cultural organizations.

MacArthur Restores Cornice To Historic Marquette Building

The preservation project returns landmark skyscraper to original turn-of-the-century design.

Susan E. Manske Named Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Manske will have responsibility for management of the Foundation's approximately $3.7 billion endowment and be a member of the senior management team that advises the President on strategic and policy matters.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Reception

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reflects on the changing landscape of U.S. philanthropy and previews MacArthur's plans to invest further in certain program areas.
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