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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 committed 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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How effective altruism went from a niche movement to a billion-dollar force - Vox
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

In February 2022, the FTX Foundation, a philanthropic entity founded ... Philanthropy, posted an update in May clarifying the group's...more

Future Returns: Why Acumen Backs Low-Income People in Developing Countries | Barron's
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Jacqueline Novogratz founded Acumen in 2001, six years before the Rockefeller Foundation coined the term “impact investing” to describe...more

Hollywood producer's new nonprofit to boost diverse creators - The Washington Post
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation, which gave $600,000 to Rideback Rise, made the grant in large part because it wants to help ensure mid career creators...more

Hollywood producer's new nonprofit to boost diverse creators - WTMJ
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

By KAY DERVISHI of The Chronicle of Philanthropy Chronicle of Philanthropy. Hollywood film producer Dan Lin — known for movies such as...more

Hollywood producer's new nonprofit to boost diverse creators | AP News
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

By KAY DERVISHI of The Chronicle of Philanthropy47 minutes ago ... Hunt, the UCLA dean, said he sees value in philanthropic dollars...more

Hollywood producer's new nonprofit to boost diverse creators - Portland Press Herald
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

Rideback Rise hopes to raise $2 million this year. By KAY DERVISHIChronicle of...more

First Step Staffing and the power of catalytic capital -
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

In 2017, various players (individuals, foundations, and Community ... In this case, Barra and Samuel L. Fels Fund made grants, which helped...more

University of Bath's sustainability work recognised by Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The University has also introduced a Climate Literacy induction course for ... the University is creating innovative educational initiatives...more

News in brief | M&S launches sustainability innovation challenge for start-ups
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

ASOS says that all products in the collection are made from recycled, renewable, or innovative materials. ASOS says the trial partnership...more

Leveraging Disruption to Save the Planet - CSRwire
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Alums of our Multicultural Innovation Lab, an in-house accelerator for diverse-led tech startups, are finding innovative ways to curb carbon...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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Rich McEachran, a writer for The Guardian, explains how social enterprises are a sustainable solution to modern slavery around the world.

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