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

Did Ploughshares Grant Skew NPR's Iran Deal Coverage?
Foundation: Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation

The fiscal year 2015 grant, from the Ploughshares Fund, supported ..... Finances are always tight at NPR and many of the foundation grants...more

MacArthur Foundation is ducking on Chicago's most crucial issues
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The heads of foundations think they're Gods. And they can never understand why people, who are economically subjugated by their...more

How Chicago's Social Entrepreneurs Can Be Profitable and Responsible
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

Social enterprises are a newer concept among entrepreneurs. These businesses strive to raise enough money to pay the bills, while simultaneously providing jobs to unemployable or tough to employ...more

MacArthur Foundation's $25M Big Bet on Nonprofit Journalism
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

According to the foundation, the grants are meant to not only support nonprofit journalism through its pursuit and investigation of news stories, but...more

Center for Public Integrity awarded $2M grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced a $2 million general-operating grant to The Center for Public Integrity...more

$25 Mil to Liberal, Soros-Backed Media from MacArthur Foundation
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation claims its new grants to 12 non-profit media organizations will support “accurate, in-depth journalism,” but at least eight...more

MacArthur Foundation Awards Pulitzer Center Five-Year General Operating Grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is pleased to announce that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded it with a...more

CIR awarded a $3.5 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The Center for Investigative Reporting announced today that it has been awarded a five-year grant totaling $3.5 million from the John D....more

FRONTLINE Receives $4.2 Million MacArthur Foundation Grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

As part of an expanded grantmaking push in the journalism and media space, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today...more

MacArthur Foundation awards Workshop
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The Investigative Reporting Workshop will receive $1.5 million in general operating support over the next five years from the 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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