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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
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SAMHSA-MacArthur Select States for Initiative to Aid Youth with Behavioral Health Needs

Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Tennessee have been selected to participate in the Improving Diversion Polices and Programs for Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Disorders: An Integrated Policy Academy-Action Network Initiative. Read More
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Housing Challenges Real For Many Americans, Finds 2014 How Housing Matters Survey

This second-annual national survey found that while there are some indicators that the American public’s views about the housing crisis are shifting toward the positive, large proportions of the public are not feeling the relief. Read More

Robert Gallucci to Leave Foundation

MacArthur President Robert L. Gallucci will leave the Foundation on July 1, at the end of his five-year term, Board Chairman Marjorie Scardino announced. Read More
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More Than $28 Million in Funding Announced to Spur Fresh Thinking for Secondary Education in Developing Countries

A partnership of philanthropic organizations announced today $15,788,327 in grants and a commitment of an additional $13 million in the next year for innovative projects that will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of ... Read More