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

High Water Women to Hold Fourth Symposium on Impact Investing
Foundation: Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation , MacArthur Foundation, Case Foundation

... an impact portfolio, the opportunities, challenges and latest developments in impact investing and women in the impact investment...more

Pizarro: Donation 'renews' 9000 books at San…
Foundation: Applied Materials Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Packard Foundation

San Jose Library Director Jill Bourne holds a collection of books donated by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in the children's room of the...more

Global fame calls: Miami professor shocked by $625000 MacArthur grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The Foundation annually presents so-called “genius” grants – a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000 that may be used in any way winners see...more

Columbia professor, alumna win MacArthur "genius" grants
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000 grant awarded annually to 20 to 25 ... in various fields by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur...more

Redniss '96 receives MacArthur 'genius' grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation awards grants every year to outstanding individuals in many disciplines. Redniss, an author and illustrator who...more

MacArthur Grant Stumps NYU's Geniuses
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur Grant Stumps NYU's Geniuses ... Computer Science Professor Subhash Khot, Associate Professor of Music Composition Julia Wolfe...more

4 Bay Area Talents Win MacArthur Genius Grants
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Each year, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awards 20 to 30 MacArthur Genius Grants, prizes of $625,000 (paid in...more

MacArthur Fellow Awards Announced: Unique Foundation Support Strategy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

They're commonly referred to as the “genius awards,” but you don't have to be a genius to get one. The John D. and Catherine T....more

Rick Steelhammer: Dwelling on genius grants and Ig Nobel prizes
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Once again, I'm disappointed to learn that I've been passed over for the 2016 MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, but I can't say I'm...more

State High Alum Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant'
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Microsoft

Our school district community is very proud of him and his work. We know that Bill stays in touch with his family here in State College, and...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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