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

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

Kellogg Foundation Made Huge Grants to John Podesta's Center for American Progress
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Wyss Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation gave nearly two million dollars to the John Podesta-founded Center for American Progress and a closely...more

MacArthur Foundation Invests $11 Million In Chicago Youth And Social Groups
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Best known for its yearly "MacArthur Genius Grants," the MacArthur Foundation was established in Chicago in 1970. In total, 19 organizations...more

Elliott School fellowship to deal with bipartisan nuclear policy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

A $750,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation will fund the full-time fellowship program, which is based in the school's Nuclear Security...more

Jennifer Richeson appointed the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation

Richeson's research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the...more

Sundance awards $1 million in grants to documentary makers
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

(AP Photo/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation) ... The Sundance Institute will dole out more than $1 million in grants...more

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

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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