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

Beyond our comfort zone: Why it's worth working across the spectrum of capital
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Social impact investment can be highly valuable across the spectrum, ... from the definition of impact investing, to what we should measure and...more

Foundations step up on gun violence
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, McCormick Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

Philanthropy is equipped to support experimental programs, says .... business and philanthropic efforts to address immediate and root causes of...more

Second round of UO-OHSU seed funding announced
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

2 as part of the OHSU-UO Collaborative Seed Grant program. ... U.S. Department of Justice, MacArthur Foundation, Templeton Foundation and...more

New York Composer Julia Wolfe Awarded MacArthur 'Genius Grant'
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation makes these grants to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their...more

Cheese energy could power hundreds of UK homes
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Minimizing waste and making the most of resources could help reduce pressure on the environment, stimulate innovation and boost economic...more

'Genius grant' art show set for Chicago in 2021
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Supported by a $1 million grant from the Chicago philanthropy, “Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change and the MacArthur Fellows Program...more

The Left's “Dark Money” Coordinator: Just Passing Through
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Gilmore Foundation , MacArthur Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies

Summary: NEO Philanthropy is one of the Left's best-kept “dark money” secrets. Commanding hundreds of millions of dollars, the group plays a...more

Milos Stehlik, Founder of Facets Multimedia in Chicago, Dies at 70
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

... opinions were sought by the National Endowment for the Arts Media Program, the MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation, among...more

Around and around on circularity
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

I had lunch with its CEO, Harald Friedl, a high-energy social entrepreneur who previously co-founded Myanmar's first "pre-incubation" program...more

Field Foundation Gives 14 Chicagoans $50000 For A 'New Chicago'
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Last week, Chicago's Field Foundation, in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, granted a total of $700,000 worth in grants to 14...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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Social Entrepreneurship

$100 Million Fund That’s Fostering Detroit’s Minority Startup Entrepreneurs

$100 Million Fund That’s Fostering Detroit’s Minority Startup Entrepreneurs

Justine Sheu didn’t have any plans of becoming an entrepreneur. The Detroit-based millennial spent her early career educating underserved youth in the area. But with the backing of a funding initiative specifically targeted to boost women and minority entrepreneurs in Southeast Michigan, Sheu cofounded two education-technology startups.

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