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 committed 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

Want to fix the climate? Fix the economy | Greenbiz
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The economy's connection to the environment. At the heart of this idea is the circular economy, an approach to designing, producing and using...more

Fossil-Fuel Divestment Gains Momentum in Philanthropy
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation

As a movement to divest from fossil fuel is gaining support among foundations, two of the biggest names in philanthropy — the Ford and...more

Twenty Nonfiction Film Projects Receive Grants from Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Grants are made possible by The Open Society Foundations, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Kendeda...more

Realscreen » Archive » Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program unveils non-fiction grants
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Foundations

The grants are made possible by The Open Society Foundations, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Kendeda...more

New York City activists, residents awarded $1M prize
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

... to MacArthur Foundation's “genius grant,” — a philanthropic grant for people, instead of programs. ... For all of AP's philanthropy...more

Ibram X. Kendi, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor awarded MacArthur Foundation “genius grants” - WSWS
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Kendi, whose work promotes a race-obsessed view of American history and society, was awarded a $625,000 “genius grant” by the MacArthur Foundation at the end...more

Latest News in Black Art: Victoria Ryan Sculptures Honor UK's Windrush Generation, Addis ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

BWA is further developing free educational resource in collaboration with the Arts Administration & Museum Leadership graduate program at...more

The Editorial Board: It seems to us – A 'genius' with Buffalo roots, making a young fan's day ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Earning a MacArthur Foundation fellowship may not officially certify you as a ... This year's recipients of so-called “genius grants” include Ibram X....more

Two Seattle Residents Receive MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' Grants
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Fred Hutch scientist Trevor Bedford and poet Don Mee Choi were among the 25 winners of the MacArthur Foundation's $625,000...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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Established by Big Society Capital and the Northern Rock Foundation, the North East Social Investment Company is soon to be launched for lending by mid-2014.

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