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

Sioux Empire Leadership Council to be 'umbrella' for community projects
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation

Other entities expected to join the group are: Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, Sanford and Avera...more

Jacksonville State Attorney Melissa Nelson will run for reelection
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

She said her office has been aggressive in pursuing grants to fund her initiatives, including a MacArthur Foundation study of racial disparities and...more

Area writing project educators to receive innovation grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Area writing project educators to receive innovation grant ... Poetry as Artistic Expression: Political Action, Social Justice and Environmental...more

Don't Trust the Messenger: Forget Profit
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

According to the authors, the “great majority” of nonprofit media outlets “rely heavily on foundation grants for their revenue.” And in their...more

Artist Residency Uses Rich Landscapes To Help Inspire Artists
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The ranch is home to the Ucross Foundation Residency Program. ... on to win Pulitzer Prizes, Tony Awards, MacArthur Foundation "Genius...more

NXTHVN: An emerging arts incubator for emerging artists in New Haven
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The $10 million project, designed by Deborah Berke, dean of the Yale School of Architecture, was financed through state and municipal grants...more

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Liquor Haven, Vanguard Voting, Colombia Tourism
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

At the Impact Investing conference in London, Allison Clark, associate director at MacArthur Foundation, one of America's largest...more

Will splashy philanthropy cause the biosecurity field to focus on the wrong risks?
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Philanthropic funding is nothing new in the biosecurity field. Both the Carnegie Corporation and the MacArthur Foundation have been...more

Q&A: MacArthur Foundation's Cecilia Conrad On How A Single $100 Million Grant Can Move The ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

They have maybe done philanthropy to an educational institution or their ... cases, there's two or three people who are helping with their philanthropic giving. ... outside of those who might...more

Business Notes for the week of April 29
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Southeast Virginia Community Foundation

... directors; Bank of America; Capital Group; Kiwanis of Chesapeake; Southeast Virginia Community Foundation; Suffolk Foundation; and...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 Innovation Business Offers Financing Solutions to Youth

Social Innovation Business Offers Financing Solutions to Youth

A Toronto-based organization, Youth Social Innovation (YSI), has recently announced two investments that involve Growth Mosaic and MENTORnetwork. The two companies will each receive a $10,000 loan.

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