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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 committed 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


UW computer science professor wins MacArthur 'genius grant' | Northwest - Yakima Herald
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Choi is among this year's 25 winners of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's prestigious fellowships known as “genius...more

Clemson professor awarded MacArthur 'genius grant' fellowship - Greenville Online
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

... Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's prestigious fellowships known as “genius grants” that honor discipline-bending and society-changing...more

Two Years On, Foundations Stand By Issuing Bonds In Pandemic
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Bush Foundation, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Lilly Endowment

When the Ford Foundation took the unprecedented step in June 2020 of issuing $1 billion in debt to help stabilize other nonprofits, it delighted investors and inspired several other large foundations...more

How effective altruism went from a niche movement to a billion-dollar force - Vox
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

In February 2022, the FTX Foundation, a philanthropic entity founded ... Philanthropy, posted an update in May clarifying the group's...more

Future Returns: Why Acumen Backs Low-Income People in Developing Countries | Barron's
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Jacqueline Novogratz founded Acumen in 2001, six years before the Rockefeller Foundation coined the term “impact investing” to describe...more

Hollywood producer's new nonprofit to boost diverse creators - The Washington Post
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation, which gave $600,000 to Rideback Rise, made the grant in large part because it wants to help ensure mid career creators...more

Hollywood producer's new nonprofit to boost diverse creators - WTMJ
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

By KAY DERVISHI of The Chronicle of Philanthropy Chronicle of Philanthropy. Hollywood film producer Dan Lin — known for movies such as...more

Hollywood producer's new nonprofit to boost diverse creators | AP News
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

By KAY DERVISHI of The Chronicle of Philanthropy47 minutes ago ... Hunt, the UCLA dean, said he sees value in philanthropic dollars...more

Hollywood producer's new nonprofit to boost diverse creators - Portland Press Herald
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

Rideback Rise hopes to raise $2 million this year. By KAY DERVISHIChronicle of...more

First Step Staffing and the power of catalytic capital - Technical.ly
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

In 2017, various players (individuals, foundations, and Community ... In this case, Barra and Samuel L. Fels Fund made grants, which helped...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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Roshan, the first telecommunications company that transformed the “luxury” of a phone call in Afghanistan into an everyday convenience,  became the first-ever, certified Benefit Corporation in the Middle East.




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