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MacArthur Announces 20 Jurisdictions to Receive Funding to Reduce Jail Use

The grants are a part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, the Foundation’s $75 million initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Read More
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Julia Stasch Chosen to Lead MacArthur, Accelerate Change and Deepen Impact

Her leadership has already led to a greater sense of urgency, more focus, and enhanced impact in the Foundation’s grantmaking and its creative efforts to help address some of the world’s most challenging social ... Read More
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MacArthur Launches $75M Initiative to Reduce America's Use of Jails

The Safety and Justice Challenge will support cities and counties across the country seeking to create fairer, more effective local justice systems that improve public safety, save taxpayer money, and lead to better social outcomes. Read More
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Nine Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

From tracking money in U.S. elections to protecting the vulnerable in Mexico to reinvigorating civics education, these extraordinary organizations are tackling some of the most difficult social challenges and achieving outsized impact. Read More
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MacArthur Supports 15 New Documentary Films

The documentaries address a range of important issues, including the health perils of digital devices, the safety of America’s nuclear weapons and nuclear power industry, and the shooting deaths of unarmed black teens. Read More
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12 Chicago Arts Groups Receive MacArthur Grants for International Collaborations

Grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations support artistic exchanges in 11 countries, including Brazil, China, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Read More
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21 Extraordinarily Creative People Who Inspire Us All: Meet the 2014 MacArthur Fellows

“Those who think creativity is dying should examine the life’s work of these extraordinary innovators who work in diverse fields and in different ways to improve our lives...” Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program. Read More
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Announcing $3.4 Million in Conservation and Sustainable Development Grants in the Tropical Andes

The new grants invest in research, policy, and practice that help conserve natural and productive ecosystems in the face of growing threats from climate change and development in the region. Read More

Barry Lowenkron to Leave Foundation

Barry Lowenkron, who has served as MacArthur's Vice President of International Programs for seven years, has resigned effective August 1. Read More
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MacArthur to Provide $25 Million to Finance Energy Efficiency Improvements in U.S. Multi-Family Housing

The announcement coincides with today’s White House event highlighting a new report on the potential of impact investing, “Private Capital, Public Good: How Smart Federal Policy can Galvanize Impact Investing—and Why It’s Urgent.” Read More