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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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

Tarmac's recycled asphalt and Unilever's plastic-free boxes: The best green innovations of the week
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Moreover, the challenge at hand involves not only decarbonising the national economy entirely but doing so in a way which champions...more

A Different Kind of Grant Program in the Richness of Chicago
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Yesterday, Chicago's Field Foundation, in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, awarded $700,000 in $50,000 increments to 14 “leaders for...more

POP's Caplan ridicules $5 million MacArthur grant for public library at OPC
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation, famous for its no-strings-attached “genius” grants and philanthropic activity, has announced a $5 million grant to create...more

Di Rosa receives NEH grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

This is the first NEH grant that di Rosa has been awarded. ... of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” and the 2009 Americans for the Arts Public...more

Saving the Bay and Beyond
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Schmidt's philanthropic focus on plastics can be traced to her nascent ... a program based on a venture philanthropy model that fosters innovation...more

Time to measure up: 5 ways the fashion industry can be made more sustainable
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Social entrepreneur Modern Meadow is taking fashion into the laboratory, creating “biofabricated” materials, with the first bio-engineered...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 Enterprise Associates Guide Clients to Spur Social Wellbeing and Purpose

Social Enterprise Associates Guide Clients to Spur Social Wellbeing and Purpose

Social Enterprise Associates (SEA), a New Mexico fellowship of consultants banded together to deliver social mission-based services, are the first, B Lab certified company in the region and have been awarded as one of the 2014 Best for the World B Corps for their long-range economic and social impact.

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