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

Taylor Mac Receives MacArthur 'Genius' Grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

by Jay Barmann in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 18, 2017 3:10 pm ... of Popular Music in San Francisco — was awarded a MacArthur...more

St. Louis native awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

St. Louis native Damon Rich was one of 24 innovators who received the MacArthur “Genius” Grant. Photo Courtesy: MacArthur...more

Rhiannon Giddens and her MacArthur Fellowship: 'Genius'? She's not buying
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

To be honest, she says, she isn't a fan of the “genius grant” nickname that's been widely used to describe the MacArthur Foundation...more

Mecklenburg County awarded $2M grant to reduce jail population
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Mecklenburg County awarded $2M grant to reduce jail population ... We don't want jails to be mental health hospitals or drug treatment...more

Philanthropy, Development, and the Arts. International Conference
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Philanthropic foundations and more broadly non-governmental organizations (NGOS) step in when the state steps back. Since the early 20th...more

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

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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