By Charles Storch
Tribune staff reporter
Published June 23, 2006
The Chicago foundation behind the famously generous 'genius' grants is extending the brand, introducing annual awards of up to $500,000 for small non-profit groups considered on the cusp of significant achievement.
Jonathan Fanton, president of the $5.5 billion John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, was to unveil its new program Thursday before the annual Donors Forum of Chicago luncheon, held in the Hilton Chicago.