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.

Web Address

Social Media Links

YouTube -

Twitter - @macfound

Foundation RSS Feeds

News -


$5,737,270,334 - 2010-12-31
$6,178,196,933 - 2006-12-31


$217,488,289 - 2010-12-31
$216,757,656 - 2006-12-31

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from MacArthur Foundation

Still waiting for a video game developer to win a Genius Grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

However, it's not that the MacArthur Foundation isn't looking. The foundation keeps the Genius Grant nomination process fairly opaque, with...more

ASU Professor And Poet Awarded MacArthur Fellowship
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

On a yearly basis, the John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation awards a number of MacArthur fellowships — commonly known as...more

Chicago's Driehaus Foundation awards more than $1.7 million in grants
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

... Funds awarded nearly $850,000 in grants to cultural arts organizations with ... Chicago West Community Music Center ... Elastic Arts...more

Fluxx Unveils Its Vision: A Network To Democratize Philanthropy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

The aim is to increase the effectiveness and impact of philanthropy through building capacity, increasing visibility throughout the grantmaking...more

Hurricanes, Coral Fires, and the Florida Coast Inspired "Genius Grant" Winner Kelly Link
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

As a child, Kelly Link would excitedly await South Florida's hurricane ... the 2018 MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellow used for later writing...more

Insurance Economist Gets MacArthur 'Genius Grant'
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The foundation notes, for example, that Finkelstein has shown that well-intentioned health benefits programs can have unintended...more

Trans filmmaker Wu Tsang gets 'MacArthur Genius Grant'
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

“Working in diverse fields, from the arts and sciences to public health and civil liberties,” MacArthur Fellows Program managing director Cecilia...more

Three New Jerseyans Win Genius Grants
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Then you've got something in common with three other New Jersey residents awarded the “Genius Grant” from the MacArthur Foundation for...more

MacArthur Foundation announces newest round of 'genius' grants
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Thursday named 25 people, including academics, activists, artists, scholars and...more

ASU poet Natalie Diaz awarded MacArthur 'genius' grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The foundation awards fellowships, commonly called "genius" grants, to people who have "outstanding talent" in their fields, from writers to scientists...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

Grants News from around the Web

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise Crafts Sweet Design

Social Enterprise Crafts Sweet Design
Florence Norman founded Sweet Cavanagh, an award-winning peer-led aftercare social enterprise based in Notting Hill. The...

Human Services Jobs

  Social Services Jobs
  Social Work Jobs
  Education Jobs
  Social Services Jobs
  Program Director Jobs

Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2018 Copyright Michael Saunders