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

Don't Trust the Messenger: Forget Profit
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

According to the authors, the “great majority” of nonprofit media outlets “rely heavily on foundation grants for their revenue.” And in their...more

Artist Residency Uses Rich Landscapes To Help Inspire Artists
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The ranch is home to the Ucross Foundation Residency Program. ... on to win Pulitzer Prizes, Tony Awards, MacArthur Foundation "Genius...more

NXTHVN: An emerging arts incubator for emerging artists in New Haven
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The $10 million project, designed by Deborah Berke, dean of the Yale School of Architecture, was financed through state and municipal grants...more

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Liquor Haven, Vanguard Voting, Colombia Tourism
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

At the Impact Investing conference in London, Allison Clark, associate director at MacArthur Foundation, one of America's largest...more

Will splashy philanthropy cause the biosecurity field to focus on the wrong risks?
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Philanthropic funding is nothing new in the biosecurity field. Both the Carnegie Corporation and the MacArthur Foundation have been...more

Q&A: MacArthur Foundation's Cecilia Conrad On How A Single $100 Million Grant Can Move The ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

They have maybe done philanthropy to an educational institution or their ... cases, there's two or three people who are helping with their philanthropic giving. ... outside of those who might...more

Business Notes for the week of April 29
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Southeast Virginia Community Foundation

... directors; Bank of America; Capital Group; Kiwanis of Chesapeake; Southeast Virginia Community Foundation; Suffolk Foundation; and...more

Donald Stewart, focused on fundraising and diversity as Chicago Community Trust CEO, dies at 80
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, MacArthur Foundation, Lake County Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

Under Stewart's leadership, the organization launched a new foundation to serve Lake County called the Lake County Community...more

Rockefeller, MacArthur Foundations Launch Private Capital Initiatives for SDGs
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

12 March 2019: Two US-based philanthropic trusts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, announced a joint initiative to...more

Pew Charitable Trusts CEO Rebecca Rimel Announces Retirement
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Lenfest Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts

This article originally appeared in Philanthropy Daily on April 4, 2019. So Rebecca ... Some philanthropic compensation levels are just plain...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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