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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3 UC Berkeley alumni receive 2017 MacArthur 'Genius' grants
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation, which declined to comment, does not accept applications or external nominations for the grant. Each year, 20 to...more

Irvine Foundation Awards $10.5 Million in October Grants
Foundation: Barr Foundation , MacArthur Foundation, Sierra Health Foundation, James Irvine Foundation , Irvine Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation has announced fourteen grants totaling $10.5 million to organizations working to expand opportunity for...more

Shining a Light to Dispel the Gloom
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Then came the MacArthur fellowships, commonly known as “genius grants.” The awards from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur...more

Meet UC's 2017 MacArthur award 'geniuses'
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur fellowships, also known as “genius” awards, are five-year, ... The prestigious awards from the MacArthur Foundation are given out...more

Passion and persistence drive Nikole Hannah-Jones, a newly minted MacArthur genius
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

On Wednesday, the MacArthur Foundation named Hannah-Jones in its 2017 class of fellows. The foundation awards $625,000 grants to...more

MacArthur “Genius” Grant Gives Damon Rich a Chance to Champion the Planning Hearing
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

This week, Rich received one of the MacArthur Foundation's annual “genius grants” for his work in democratizing and demystifying urban...more

$625K grants are 'ultimate green light' to innovation | Editorial
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The grants, given annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, carry a hefty no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000 given...more

Notre Dame history and Africana studies alumna wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a 1998 Notre Dame graduate, has won a fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation —...more

Two New Jerseyans Awarded MacArthur Genius Grants
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation awards annual, no-strings-attached fellowships to “extraordinarily talented and creative individuals as an investment...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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