The 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (#MacAward)

A look back at some of the videos from the day we announced the 2016 recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (#MacAward), 14 exceptional nonprofits engaged in the Foundation’s core fields of work. The award helps ensure their long-term sustainability with grants between $200,000 and $1 million, depending on budget size.

This year’s recipients were drawn exclusively from Chicago’s arts and culture community in order to strengthen the city’s vibrant cultural life and underscore the Foundation’s commitment to its hometown.

In these videos you’ll hear people from some of these nonprofits talk about their work and why it matters to arts and culture in Chicago. Browse more about our #ChicagoCommitment on Twitter.

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