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 real reality show: MacArthur grant competitors vie onstage for $100 million prize
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

While the comparison between the normally staid world of big-dollar philanthropy and reality TV might seem a stretch, it's not that far-fetched in this case. ... “And we have brought to our...more

A Foundation Looks to Better Understand How Plastic Is Polluting the Seas
Foundation: Moore Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Oak Foundation

Marine plastic pollution has been a secondary, but growing concern in the huge field of oceans philanthropy. Perhaps part of the ... One of the biggest players in this space has been charity Ellen...more

Here's Another Alarmed Foundation That's Making New Grants to Bolster Civic Participation
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, George Gund Foundation

The George Gund Foundation aims to help change that, with new funding to achieve “robust” participation by historically under-representation populations. At its last meeting of the year, the...more

Rising Social Entrepreneur Helps Two San Antonio Startups Take Root
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

That's how he came up with Cityflag, a social media-meets-government startup that he's now operating out of San Antonio, about an hour-and-a-half south of Austin. Altamirano believed that the average...more

Impact Investing Summit 2017
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation


Mural Arts is getting $200K to expand its criminal justice reform program
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

In a press conference held yesterday, it was announced that the fund, founded this past summer by art collector and philanthropist Agnes Gund, would be giving the Restorative Justice program a...more

High Water Women to Hold Fifth Symposium on Impact Investing
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

... on the themes which HWW has been developing since it first launched its impact symposium program in 2013: the practical realities of building an impact portfolio, the opportunities and challenges...more

Announcing new grants to arts and... - MacArthur Foundation
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Announcing new grants to arts and culture organizations for artistic exchanges in eight countries....more

William W. King | Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, National Philanthropy Day Awards
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

William W. King is well-known throughout Hampton Roads for his volunteerism. He tirelessly dedicates his expertise to several nonprofits, but admits he didn't know much about fundraising until he...more

Restorative Justice Receives Ford Foundation Grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

We're excited to announce that our Restorative Justice program has just received one of the inaugural grants from the Ford Foundation's Art for...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

US Crowdfunding Colossus Will Launch Website for Irish Entrepreneurs

US Crowdfunding Colossus Will Launch Website for Irish Entrepreneurs
Kickstarter, the most popular online US-based crowdfunding platfrom, has announced plans to open an Irish...

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