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

2018 in review: Ten notable Buncombe government accomplishments, by George Wood
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Received $1.75 million MacArthur Foundation grant: On Oct. 24, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced a $1.75 million...more

Rhiannon Giddens, a Tar Heel of the Year finalist, uses music to preserve history
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Rhiannon Giddens, one of The News & Observer's Tar Heel of the Year finalists, also is the winner of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” and...more

Forefront Philanthropy CEO Roundtable Featuring Julia Stasch
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Julia Stasch, President and CEO of MacArthur Foundation will provide her perspectives and insights by giving some general reflections as her time...more

Spokane-based Alliance for Media Arts and Culture receives MacArthur Foundation grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, which has been based in Spokane since 2017, has recently been awarded a $300,000 grant from the John...more

Stretch your charitable dollar with Penn's 2019 High Impact Giving Guide
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The latest edition of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy's annual guide shouts out Prevention Point Philadelphia and seven other nonprofits...more

Philanthropy's Ripple Effect: When Funders Seed a Field
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

But the changes we see in the world that emanate from great philanthropic insights rarely happen this way; what we see are the big bang end...more

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

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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