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 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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Purchase College Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Viet Thanh Nguyen - TAPinto
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Kole Shettima: Why MacArthur Foundation has supported Nigerians for over 25 years | TheCable
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Kole Shettima, Africa director of the MacArthur Foundation, says Nigeria has ... has also benefitted from MacArthur Foundation grants for...more

INTERVIEW: Why MacArthur Foundation is investing billions in Nigeria -- Africa Director, Kole ...
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It has operated an office in Nigeria since 1994 and has so far invested over $341million in grants to private and public organisations in the...more

Grants - MacArthur Foundation
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

It has operated an office in Nigeria since 1994 and has so far invested over $341million in grants to private and public organisations in the...more

The woking class American philanthropy turns left - The Economist
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In April the Ford Foundation announced $1bn in funding for social justice. The month before Goldman Sachs, a bank, trumpeted $100m in grants to curb...more

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That's why the MacArthur Foundation recently gave out approximately $80 million in grants to organizations doing equitable recovery work in...more

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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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