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

Podcast: Inside MacArthur's $100 Million 'Big Bet'
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Philanthropy today is abuzz with talk of "big bets" — massive grants and investments to achieve large-scale social change. The biggest bet of them...more

Kimberlyn Leary to Judge New MacArthur Foundation Grant CompetitionAnna Julia Cooper Center
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Leary, a senior affiliated researcher at the Anna Julia Cooper Center, will judge a new grant competition offering $100 million to a social...more

UCI shatters research and philanthropic funding records
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

You are at:Home»Campus News»UCI shatters research and philanthropic ... “The burgeoning culture of philanthropy is central to achieving our...more

Education Infrastructure Needed to Scale Impact Investing, Study Finds
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Education Infrastructure Needed to Scale Impact Investing, Study Finds ... May 18, 2016 Bridging the Gap: Impact Investment Supply and Demand...more

Report Examines Current State of Impact Investing Education
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

A new report by the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University evaluates the landscape of impact investment...more

Disabled Behind Bars: The Mass Incarceration of People With Disabilities in America's Jails and ...
Foundation: Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation , MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Foundations

People with disabilities — especially those with mental health conditions — are disproportionately overrepresented in U.S. prisons and jails, often...more

Alsop's crossover program offers mixed rewards at Grant Park
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Conductor Marin Alsop continued her weeklong residency at the Grant Park Music Festival Friday night at the Pritzker Pavilion. The first...more

From nature's wonders to cello's spiritual odyssey, Grant Park concert has it all
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

A fourth MacArthur fellowship winner, jazz violinist Regina Carter, will take the solo spotlight in music by Duke Ellington to round out the...more

Badging: Not Quite the Next Big Thing
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The winners shared $2 million worth of development grants. ... When Adams County School District 50 won its MacArthur Foundation grant three...more

Research Travel Grant on Offer: David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowships
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Funding Area. Philanthropic & Nonprofit Sectors ... The Ultimate in Contest Philanthropy: MacArthur Foundation's $100 Million Jackpot. The...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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