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.


Web Address

www.macfound.org

Social Media Links

YouTube - www.youtube.com/user/macfound

Twitter - @macfound

Foundation RSS Feeds

News - www.macfound.org/rss/

Assets

$5,737,270,334 - 2010-12-31
$6,178,196,933 - 2006-12-31


Giving

$217,488,289 - 2010-12-31
$216,757,656 - 2006-12-31


Foundation Grants and Resources


  

Recent News from MacArthur Foundation


Maureen Atwell, who held key role at MacArthur Foundation, dies at 77
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The fellows program, begun in 1981, awards no-strings-attached stipends to those the foundation calls “extraordinarily talented and...more

Attracting Greater Philanthropic Funding: The Private Equity Model
Foundation: Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Attracting Greater Philanthropic Funding: The Private Equity Model ... Today a similar evolution is taking place in the world of philanthropy....more

Inspiring Creativity And Bold Solutions
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Conrad leads the MacArthur Fellows Program; the MacArthur Awards for Creative and Effective Institutions; 100&Change, the foundation's...more

Gund Foundation Awards Nearly $7.3 Million in Grants
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, George Gund Foundation

The Cleveland-based George Gund Foundation has announced grants totaling $7.27 million in support of nonprofit organizations in Northeast...more

Coca-Cola continues absolution efforts with $5.4M in new recycling grants
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Coca-Cola Foundation

The Coca-Cola Foundation has pledged $5.4 million worth of recycling grants to programs in multiple cities in an effort to help "fix"...more

$150m boost to socially conscious businesses with low profit potential
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

“While impact investing is growing rapidly, much of the attention focuses on ... managing director of impact investment at the MacArthur...more

$150 million boost to socially conscious businesses with low profit potential
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Impact investing, which promises social and environmental benefits as well as ... managing director of impact investment at the MacArthur...more

Head of Phillips Academy Andover to take over MacArthur Foundation
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation, known for distributing “genius grants,'' has tapped the head of Phillips Academy Andover to take the helm of...more

MacArthur Foundation Unveils New President
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

John Palfrey was selected as the new and sixth president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, Ill., effective September...more

Chicago's MacArthur Foundation has a new president: Digital scholar John Palfrey
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Also in the philanthropic world, since 2014 he has been board chair of the John ... Priorities at the Chicago-based philanthropy, which has a $7...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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