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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How Can Philanthropy Help Rehabilitate US Democracy?
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Solidago Foundation, Ford Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

... philanthropic organizations (the independent sector). In this piece, we focus on how philanthropy can repair and rehabilitate our dysfunctional...more

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Women in Safe Homes fund launched with backing of charity partners
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Launched by property investor Patron Capital and social impact investment company ... Keith Breslauer, Managing Director of Patron Capital said: “The case for impact investing has never been more...more

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Pioneering 'gender lens' property fund targets £100m raise
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

... of catalytic capital and to expand the reach of the impact investing field. ... The fund and its social impact investment will enable more women...more

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Impact fund targeting UK's vulnerable and homeless women launched
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

Real estate fund manager Patron Capital and several impact investment ... Patron Capital, social-impact investment specialist Resonance and Big Society ... said: “The case for impact investing has...more

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The Week in impact investing: Scenarios
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Russell Family Foundation

... of tech innovation and impact investing. (Stripe this week acquired Nigerian payments company Paystack, a portfolio company of impact...more

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Foundations Are Sending More Dollars to Donor-Advised Funds, Chronicle Analysis Finds
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

... to the grants, saying they open the door to “privatized” election management. ... You'll learn from a planned-giving director at a nonprofit, a veteran ... Tips for developing a...more

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New Prize Modeled on MacArthur 'Genius' Grants Hands Out $1 Million
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

As with the MacArthur Foundation's well-known “genius” grants, the David prizes come with no conditions. That differentiates the new grants from...more

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Ralph Lemon and Fred Moten Among 2020 MacArthur “Genius” Grant Winners
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

... grant winners, all of whom will each receive a no-strings-attached prize of $625,000, disbursed over five years by the MacArthur...more

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Across America briefs
Foundation: Citi Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

$100 million in Citi Foundation grants to support community change agents addressing racial equity. — Houston Defender Network. Prince...more

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The Week in impact investing: Dissent
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

Social Impact Ventures' Willemijn Verloop, an ImpactAlpha Agent of Impact, will chair the Netherlands new national advisory board to promote...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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Breathe Magic, an international program that incorporates specially adapted magic tricks and performance skills into therapy programs to improve physical and mental health outcomes for people of all ages, will be working or the benefit of children in Australia.

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