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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Leadership Evanston graduates 26th class
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation, MacArthur Foundation

The Evanston Community Foundation held graduation ceremonies Thursday for its 26th annual class of Leadership Evanston volunteers at the...more

The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities: 132 organizations awarded grants for ...
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

Since 2016 The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities has worked continuously in effort to help reduce gun violence in...more

Mozilla announces $225000 in grants for "artwork and advocacy exploring AI"
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

These awards are part of the NetGain Partnership, a collaboration between Mozilla, Ford Foundation, Knight Foundation, MacArthur Foundation,...more

Proposition 1 foes will urge county to move forward with behavioral health campus, hire consultant ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The Justice Matters' statement further calls for the county to seek funding for the behavioral health campus from the state, private foundation...more

Shawn Vestal: Between officials and reformers, a growing rift in efforts to improve Spokane's ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The grant was part of the foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge, which funds efforts by communities to rethink the use of jails, as more and...more

Catalytic Capital: Impact investors unlock off-grid energy financing with first-loss guarantees
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Packard Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Some of those investors, including the Rockefeller Foundation's Rajiv Shah, the Packard ... “Investments can do that in a way that grants...more

Mission Forward: Foundation leaders meet to talk place, race and impact
Foundation: Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Philadelphia Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

... philanthropic approaches toward impact investing will be on offer in the discussion among three foundation presidents. Students of philanthropy...more

Carrying on the Fight: What's the State of LGBTQ Funding?
Foundation: Arcus Foundation, Arizona Community Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Johnson Foundation , Oregon Community Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, San Diego Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Fund

In other words, some very big names in liberal philanthropy bumped up their ... In collaboration with the Global Philanthropy Project, Funders for LGBTQ ... month that details how much philanthropic...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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Ten Social Ventures at Social Enterprise World Forum

Ten Social Ventures at Social Enterprise World Forum
Ten participating social ventures are finalizing their proposals to grab the $20,000 prize, an interview and...

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