John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (IL)

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is one of the nation's largest independent foundations.

The foundation supports creative people and effective institutions that are commited to building more just, verdant, and peaceful world. They work to defend human rights, advance global conservation, and security.

The foundation promotes the development of knowledge and individual creativity. They also work to strengthen institutions, improve public policy, and provide public information by supporting public interest media.

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Recent News from MacArthur Foundation

Mazany leaving after 13 years leading Chicago Community Trust
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

“Under Terry's leadership, the Trust has been an exemplar of how a community foundation can work effectively with a global philanthropy with a...more

Fluxx Receives $16 Million
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

“Fluxx's mission is to enable the philanthropic community to do their ... “We are fusing leading-edge technology with tried and true philanthropy,”...more

The Critical Country: Foundations and the Struggle for Nigeria
Foundation: Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Open Society Foundations

American foundations have sought to improve life in Nigeria—Africa's most populous country—for at least half a century, with the Ford Foundation...more

Philanthropy vs. Blindness: What's the Latest?
Foundation: Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation

Recently, the MacArthur Foundation announced that two of is eight semi-finalists for a special $100 million grant were organizations fighting...more

MacArthur Awards $5m Journalism, Media Grants to Promote Transparency in Nigeria
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced $5 million in journalism and media funding to advance anti-corruption efforts...more

MacArthur awards journalism grants to advance accountability
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $5 million funding in journalism and media to advance anti-corruption efforts...more

MacArthur Foundation makes a turn to investigative journalism with a $5 million support
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The foundation said the “grants are intended to support [democratic development] …by building and strengthening a system of...more

Cable Foundation gets MacArthur grant for investigative journalism
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Thursday announced journalism and media funding to nine organisations to...more

Social Business Roundup: Transaction-Fee Wrangling, Far-Flung Impact Investing Chats and a ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

In its continuing quest to move impact investing from niche to mainstream, ImpactAssets just released its 2016 showcase, IA 50, a free,...more

CRIME AND THE MENTALLY ILL: AdCo crime council receives grant to review incarceration ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

AURORA | Beyond being tasked with enforcing the law, local police often find themselves tasked with being mental-health professionals,...more

Illustrative Grants from MacArthur Foundation

Woodstock Institute - $200,000

Washington State's Administrative Office of the Courts - $380,000

Washington State University - $300,000

Volunteers of America - $2,000,000

Urban Institute - $30,000

Vera Institute of Justice - $600,000

University of Washington Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs - $285,000

University of Southern California - $250,000

University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts - $485,000

University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice - $30,000

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