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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
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MacArthur Awards Nearly $10 Million in Grants to Defend Free Expression, Enhance Criminal Justice Internationally

The 22 grants support efforts to establish and protect an open and secure internet and to develop new technologies that will help protect human rights advocates and journalists at risk of physical security threats, legal harassment ... Read More
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MacArthur Announces More Than $3 Million in Grants to Support Efforts to Enhance Nuclear Security

This latest series of grants will build expertise in framing and analyzing nuclear security policy problems, informing decision-making, and communicating effectively with policymakers and the public. Read More
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7 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1 million, depending on the size of its budget. Read More
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MacArthur Awards 18 Documentary Film Grants

The documentaries address a range of important issues, including immigration, wrongful convictions, and the aftermath of genocide. Read More