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

Nonprofit Promotes Chicago to Build an Anti-racist Arts Community | National News
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

“ The MacArthur Foundation provided seed funding for the program. CateFox, Senior Program Manager at the Foundation, hopes that this strategy...more

Leaders for New Chicago gives $50K grants to 10 who help city areas impacted by structural racism
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The Field and MacArthur foundations Tuesday announced the new cohort of 10 Chicagoans working to help communities impacted by structural...more

Foundation raises $1 billion to fight anti-Asian hate
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Lilly Endowment

... an initiative to bring additional funding to Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations that have traditionally been neglected in...more

Community Solutions' New $100 Million Fund For Social Impact Investment To Expand 'Built For ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The funding is from a grant awarded by the MacArthur Foundation on April 7, 2021. Built for Zero is a national initiative for communities that uses a...more

Impact Finance Bulletin: 'World's biggest' investment fund for creative arts names first investees
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

... latest funds, deals and programmes in the world of investing for good. Read on for our selection of impact investment headlines from the past...more

Global Social Entrepreneurship Network closes after assessing members' needs
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

GSEN offered events for members to take part in peer-to-peer learning as well as wider networking among people involved in social enterprise,...more

Philanthropic Groups Step Up in Last Minute Tribune Talks
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

The clock is nearing midnight for the Chicago Tribune and efforts to prevent a takeover from controversial hedge fund Alden Global Capital....more

Columbia Provost Katznelson's Russell Sage Foundation Link-Pt.12
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation

... Sage Trustee and MacArthur Foundation board member Minow joined the WGBH board of trustees, the "philanthropic" MacArthur Foundation...more

Job one for local philanthropies: Diversify endowment investments
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

As trustees of philanthropic foundations, we occupy rare but pivotal positions in philanthropy that allow us to influence how our institutions...more

Columbia Provost Katznelson's Russell Sage Foundation Link-Pt.5
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation

In response to an email query asking if the MacArthur Foundation awarded any grants to the Russell Sage Foundation between 2010 and 2020,...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

Establishing a Social Enterprise Curriculum

Several British colleges and universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in their curriculum. Pathik Pathak at Southampton have introduced n interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.

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