Our Founders

Smart Chicago was founded and is guided by three organizations: the City of Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Chicago Community Trust.

City of Chicago

The City of Chicago is the most important policy lever in the Chicago region and they are a critical partner ...

MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a conceptual leader as well as a major funder. Here's a ...

Chicago Community Trust

Smart Chicago is housed at The Chicago Community Trust. They serve as our fiscal agent and provide a host of ...