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

$150 million boost to socially conscious businesses with low profit potential
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Impact investing, which promises social and environmental benefits as well as ... managing director of impact investment at the MacArthur...more

Head of Phillips Academy Andover to take over MacArthur Foundation
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation, known for distributing “genius grants,'' has tapped the head of Phillips Academy Andover to take the helm of...more

MacArthur Foundation Unveils New President
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

John Palfrey was selected as the new and sixth president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, Ill., effective September...more

Chicago's MacArthur Foundation has a new president: Digital scholar John Palfrey
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Also in the philanthropic world, since 2014 he has been board chair of the John ... Priorities at the Chicago-based philanthropy, which has a $7...more

IDA names 16 feature doc grant winners
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, New York Community Trust

Meanwhile, the IDA's Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund provides production and post-production grants to be used in the creation of...more

Knight Foundation's Networked Funding Strategy Is Well Worth Watching
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation

For well over a decade, Knight has actively supported the building-out of nonprofit based journalism. This new approach builds on much of what it...more

Announcing the APS Innovation Fund
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The proposals will be reviewed by the APS Innovation Fund Committee, ... are among the winners of coveted grants from the MacArthur...more

Yale 'genuis grant' winner Claudia Rankine to open Sunken Garden Poetry Festival
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Lannan Foundation

Poet Claudia Rankine, the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner who ... States Artists and the National Endowment of the Arts. She is the co-founder of the ... That evening will feature...more

Field, MacArthur foundations create 2 programs to promote diversity

The Field Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur ... have been awarded grants within the past two years by the Field Foundation...more

Why this MacArthur Foundation grant is not like the others
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

In a rare move, the group is granting $5 million to Chicago-based Field Foundation to fund media and leadership initiatives for people 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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Social Entrepreneur Launches Peru State College’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Social entrepreneur and co-founder of Krochet Kids International, Kohl Crecilius, Peru State College’s 2013-14 Distinguished Speaker Series at the College Theatre.

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