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The Arthur Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

The Arthur Foundation

(formerly MacNeal Health Foundation)

19 Riverside Rd., Ste. 6

Riverside, IL United States 60546-2606


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Health conversion foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $96,940,007

Total giving: $4,220,145






Established in 2000 in IL; converted from MacNeal Memorial Hospital; changed its name to The Arthur Foundation in 2006 - The Arthur Foundation (formerly the MacNeal Health Foundation) is committed to the tradition of community service first established by Dr. Arthur MacNeal at the turn of the 20th century. Founded at the beginning of the 21st century, the foundation strives to be an agent of positive change through its support of high-quality, leading-edge programs in education, healthcare and medical research

Purpose and Activities

The foundation aims to improve the health of the community by supporting accessible, affordable and appropriate health services to vulnerable populations. The foundation recognizes that actual health care or health related service is only one of the factors determining the health status of individuals and families of these same communities. The health of the people is also determined by the educational status of its people, especially its youth. Therefore, the foundation will also consider grant requests that foster and improve education and educational opportunities for the citizens of the area it seeks to serve.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Initiative for Educational Excellence

The foundation has embarked upon an initiative focused on students residing in the city of Berwyn, Illinois and the town of Cicero, Illinois. The initiative seeks to: 1) encourage college attendance; 2) raise the level of academic achievement for both high school and grammar school students; 3) lower the drop out and truancy rates and raise the graduation rates; and 4) provide assistance in teacher recruitment, retention and education. Grants will be made only to agencies that have been pre-selected by the foundation to assist in the initiative or, in some instances, to agencies that have submitted unsolicited requests (letters of inquiry) clearly demonstrating that their proposed program will advance the purposes of the initiative.

Fields of Interest

  • Business education
  • Education
  • ESL and second language acquisition
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Health
  • Medical education
  • Nursing care
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Dropouts
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People of Latin American descent
  • People with disabilities
  • People with hearing impairments
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • People with vision impairments
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $96,940,007 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,554,298

Total giving: $4,220,145

Qualifying distributions: $4,643,527