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

Tarmac's recycled asphalt and Unilever's plastic-free boxes: The best green innovations of the week
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Moreover, the challenge at hand involves not only decarbonising the national economy entirely but doing so in a way which champions...more

A Different Kind of Grant Program in the Richness of Chicago
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Yesterday, Chicago's Field Foundation, in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, awarded $700,000 in $50,000 increments to 14 “leaders for...more

POP's Caplan ridicules $5 million MacArthur grant for public library at OPC
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation, famous for its no-strings-attached “genius” grants and philanthropic activity, has announced a $5 million grant to create...more

Di Rosa receives NEH grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

This is the first NEH grant that di Rosa has been awarded. ... of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” and the 2009 Americans for the Arts Public...more

Saving the Bay and Beyond
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Schmidt's philanthropic focus on plastics can be traced to her nascent ... a program based on a venture philanthropy model that fosters innovation...more

Time to measure up: 5 ways the fashion industry can be made more sustainable
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Social entrepreneur Modern Meadow is taking fashion into the laboratory, creating “biofabricated” materials, with the first bio-engineered...more

Sesame Street Has a New Way to Teach Kids About Money
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

So what exactly does Elmo talk about, to pass along money smarts to kids? ... It won a MacArthur Foundation $100 million grant to partner with...more

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

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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Stepping Stones Charity Bags Social Enterprise Award

Stepping Stones Charity Bags Social Enterprise Award

Stepping Stones, a UK-registered nonprofit, was awarded as champions in the 'Education, Jobs and Training’ category at the inaugural Social Enterprise Awards, held recently in Londonderry.

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