Grantee Profile

Field Museum

Grants to Field Museum

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 5 years)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Field Museum is one of Chicago's world class institutions. It is both an educational institution with an active exhibition and public education program and an academic institution with more than 100 years of experience in conducting research and fieldwork. The Field Museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions occupy about 300,000 square feet. Its collection contains over 25 million biological and anthropological objects. More than 1.3 million people visit the Museum annually, including 400,000 students and 5,000 teachers. The exhibitions and educational programs are informed by research from the Museum's 28 tenured scientists and others who represent a broad range of disciplines.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Environment, Culture, and Conservation Program of the Field Museum of Chicago integrates biological inventory and cultural preservation objectives in the Tropical Andes through an "assets-based conservation" process. The project will apply this approach in indigenous territories strategically located near Ampiyacu-Apayacu and Sierra de Divisor conservation landscapes in Northeastern Peru. Quality of Life plans will use cultural values, local knowledge and social and organizational structures to establish community conserved areas and heighten the chance that traditional livelihoods will survive outside pressures.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To involve local communities in conserving critical habitats that lack official protection and to build Malagasy capacity for conservation biology (over three years).

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To define the effects of climate change on the genetic diversity of birds and small mammals in the Albertine Rift and analyze how these changes relate to the spread of disease-carrying parasites from wildlife to humans (over three years).

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To assess impacts of climate change on Madagascar's endemic biota (over three years).

  • $231,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To strengthen indigenous organizations in the Andean foothills and Amazon lowlands of Peru (over three years).

  • $308,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To use virtual worlds to build scientific literacy and knowledge of sustainable development.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $325,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of an assessment of the impact of climate change on the elevational distribution of Malagasy land vertebrates and building capacity in conservation biology (over three years).

  • $215,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of combining traditional ecological knowledge with technical science to conserve territory of the Cofan in northern Ecuador (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Field Museum $3,329,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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