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

A Bipartisan Climate Campaign Lands Another Big Gift. But Will It Fly?
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Skoll Foundation

The National Audubon Society has been shaking things up, and drawing a lot of philanthropic attention as a result. Changes have included a bunch of organizational and tech improvements, but one of...more

Data vs. Crime: How a Billionaire Donor Is Partnering With Chicago to Stem the Violence
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The partnership is another example of a growing trend: public-philanthropic collaborations on the municipal level to fill service gaps and pursue new ... The effects of Griffin's support, Emanuel...more

Bold Philanthropy: Sharing a Common Goal
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Managing Director Cecilia Conrad comments on the complementary approaches of two bold philanthropic collaborations that share common goals with 100&Change, our global competition for bold...more

Global TIES for Children to lead research to grant US$100m for refugee children
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

ABU DHABI: Global TIES for Children, NYU Steinhardt's international research centre for improving the lives of vulnerable youth across the globe, will be leading the research and evaluation for a...more

Driehaus Foundation awarded $12.5 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Chicago's Richard H. Driehaus Foundation has been awarded a 5-year, $12.5 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation, it was announced Wednesday. The grant “extends a partnership that has...more

MacArthur Foundation to give $24.3 million to Chicago-area arts groups
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, will invest $24.3 million over the next five...more

Sprout Fund To Close Shop In June After Nearly Two Decades Of Community Philanthropy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

A Pittsburgh nonprofit known for its small grants to grassroots organizations will shut its doors in June. The Sprout Fund will spend its last several weeks as an organization awarding small...more

[Philanthropic] leaders can play a role... - MacArthur Foundation | Facebook
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

"[Philanthropic] leaders can play a role virtually unique among public intellectuals in arguing the case for the common good." New in our...more

Arts foundation names new director
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Carol Varney has been named the executive director of the Arts Foundation of Tucson and Southern Arizona. ... “I was excited upon coming into the Arts Foundation to learn that General Operating...more

Can Ford Foundation's $1 Billion Impact Investing Commitment Alter the Field?
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Surdna Foundation , Ford Foundation

Most commentators have applauded Ford for assertively focusing on “mission-related investing.” Said David Bank, editor of ImpactAlpha, “For decades, philanthropy has been stuck in a rut, with...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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