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

Report: Unlocking Manufacturer Innovation Key to Achieving Circular Fashion
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

With the COVID-19 and climate crises threatening industry's dominant business model — which is based on continued growth in production —...more

The Brief: Centering equity in school innovation, Europe's green bond parade, tracking agricultural ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: ImpactAlpha Original. What if… the redesign of education put racial and social equity at its core? The...more

Climate Change And The Circular Economy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Climate Change And The Circular Economy ... thousands of such instances seriously degrade the environment and quality of life experience for...more

Through philanthropy, creating a more just America
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

I see hope in those who give in times 'that make philanthropy necessary.' Darren Walker, Opinion contributor 6:56 p.m. PDT Aug. 30, 2020....more

The Week in impact investing: Agency
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Tides Foundation

More and more managers are at least trying to get the pillars of impact investing right (No. 8). This week's Zoom-like Democratic convention was...more

MacArthur Foundation's 'social bonds' could change the face of philanthropy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur Foundation's 'social bonds' could change the face of philanthropy. Borrowing against the organization's balance sheet is a creative way...more

Coronavirus draws MacArthur Foundation into bond market to fund grants
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation will tap the bond market to raise $125 million for grants targeting not-for-profits and...more

How to prevent our oceans from becoming plastic filled ecosystems

Environment Journal got in touch with Sarah Baulch from the think tank ... models, new materials, and coming up with innovative collection...more

PhillyCAM's new pre-apprenticeship program aims to be a pipeline for young media pros
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The Arts2Work program is pairing Black and Latinx Philadelphians with mentors and skills to help them pursue careers in media and the...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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Oxfam Vietnam has introduced a new impact investing program to support social enterprises in the country.

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