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

A "Wow!" Moment In US Philanthropy: MacArthur Foundation's $100 Million Competition
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

As I noted in a blog on the subject of philanthropic prizes back in January, prize-based competitions should be designed so that compelling...more

Activists to MacArthur Foundation: Give back to Chicago
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Parents, children and community organizers demonstrated outside the MacArthur Foundation Friday demanding it allocate more of its funding to...more

Our Schools Need Edu-Philanthropy's Dollars and Its Policy Priorities
Foundation: Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation

Our Schools Need Edu-Philanthropy's Dollars and Its Policy Priorities ... With philanthropic support, our schools are able to try things they...more

The Ultimate in Contest Philanthropy: MacArthur Foundation's $100 Million Jackpot
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The Ultimate in Contest Philanthropy: MacArthur Foundation's $100 Million ... NPQ has covered a lot of contest philanthropy over the years—and not ... way more than $100 million has been...more

Shoutout To Woke Companies: You Could Win $100 Million To Change The World
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The private foundation, which distributes grants for charitable purposes, is launching a new competition called 100&Change. It will give a $100...more

MacArthur Foundation Chief Addresses Criticism of Minority Support
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The president of the MacArthur foundation defended the organization's philanthropic work with black and Latino groups, after being accused of spending only 1% annually on such organizations. Ms....more

MacArthur to Give $100 Million to 1 Group to Solve 1 Big Problem
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur recognizes that other foundations may be in search of such ideas, too — so it will encourage other grant makers to back the top ideas...more

New $100 million prize targets big problems with solutions
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

This is not how philanthropy normally works. ... from universal: it's quite easy to think of philanthropic uses of $100 million that have only one of the...more

MacArthur Foundation has $100 million for a problem solver
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The Chicago philanthropy on Thursday will announce the 100&Change ... CEO of Philanthropy Expert, a nonprofit and philanthropic consulting...more

MacArthur Foundation is offering $100 million to any group that identifies a social problem and can ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation, which has doled out billions of dollars in “genius grants” and to nonprofits working on major social challenges, now...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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