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

Initial Investment in China and Second Round of Grants in India
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur today announced $20 million in grants, including its first grants to support China's growing leadership on climate solutions by...more

Unlocking Endowments: How Foundations Are Stepping Up Impact Investing
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Swan, Looney and Kogiso shared insights about impact investing with ... The series is being produced in partnership with Impact...more

Chicago-based Natya Dance Theatre Receives $50K MacArthur Grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The Chicago, Illinois-based Indian American dance company, Natya Dance Theatre, is among ten Chicago arts and culture organizations selected...more

Indian-American dance company gets prestigious MacArthur grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Natya is among 10 Chicago arts and culture organizations selected by MacArthur Foundation for the International Connections Grant, meant...more

An Open-Data Approach to Transform Grantmaking
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Proposals for grants can offer a wealth of ideas and information to the .... In the following years, Foundation Center developed a grant...more

Old Amtrak Seats and the Notion of a Circular Economy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The nonprofit estimates that it will make over 2,500 items, which builds on its ... Although this upcycling strategy may seem like an innovative...more

Why foundations are spending more to save the planet
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Packard Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Philanthropic foundations from across the United States and around the world ... “Everyone has a role to play – and philanthropy must be prepared to invest ... The philanthropic organizations,...more

Lake County Sheriff's Office receives $700000 grant to reduce recidivism
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The grant is part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, a $148 million ... or suffer from mental health disorders, substance-use disorders, or both....more

Northlight Theatre Presents NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

... Edgerton Foundation for New American Plays Award; Evanston Community Foundation; Full Circle Foundation; Illinois Arts Council, a state...more

Who says there's no free ride? Grant will get public defender clients to court
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation, which focuses on social issues and is known for its "genius grants," awarded the money to the county and city as part of...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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Key to Successful Social Entrepreneurs: MENTORS

Key to Successful Social Entrepreneurs: MENTORS
Liam Black, co-founder of Wavelength, writes how collaboration and embracing mentoring are ways to make social entrepreneurs successful....

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