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

MacArthur awards journalism grants to advance accountability
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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
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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
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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

Catholic Relief Services named among 8 MacArthur semifinalists for $100 million grant
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Eight semifinalists in the MacArthur Foundation's $100 million grant ... community health, education, HIV/AIDS, micro-finance and peace...more

MacArthur Names 8 Semifinalists in $100 Million Grant Competition
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HarvestPlus, a semifinalists for MacArthur's $100 million grant, has ... "This grant from the MacArthur Foundation would greatly accelerate...more

Market Making for Mission
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Foundations have an important role to play in impact investing—in building ... MacArthur Foundation provided an impact investment to the...more

How Foundations Are Shaping the Future of Impact Investing
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A series of commentaries in the Stanford Social Innovation Review focuses on foundation leadership in impact investing. Organized by...more

School of Music wins $85000 grant for music education project
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, GRAMMY Foundation

Now, with an $85,000 grant from the sixth Digital Media and Learning Competition, with support from the MacArthur Foundation, School of...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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Social Entrepreneurship

Serco Teams Up with Social Enterprise to Deliver Improved Community Healthcare Provision

Serco Teams Up with Social Enterprise to Deliver Improved Community Healthcare Provision
Serco, in an agreement with social enterprise Bromley Healthcare, partner together in bids for community services...

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