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$200 Million Commitment to Improve Higher Education in Africa

MacArthur and five partner foundations announced the second phase of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa. Read More

Support to Hurricane Katrina Reconstruction Efforts

MacArthur will award grants of $1 million and make $5 million of capital available to support reconstruction in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Read More

$5 Million Grant Awarded to the University of Chicago's Center for Urban School Reform

MacArthur has announced an endowment grant to the University of Chicago's Center for Urban School Improvement to support its work in strengthening urban schools. Read More

Advancing Work on Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Era

MacArthur has announced five grants totaling more than $2.5 million to help balance the needs of creators and the public in intellectual property laws, regulations and practices in a digital environment. Read More

Improving Human Rights Monitoring and Protection in Mexico

MacArthur announced three grants to help strengthen Mexico’s human rights ombuds system, and to contribute to human rights protections for indigenous communities in the state of Guerrero. Read More

Monitoring and Supporting First Cases Before the International Criminal Court

MacArthur has announced three grants totaling more than $1.2 million to prepare victims of human rights abuses in cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Read More
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Jack Fuller Named to the Board of Directors

Jack Fuller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune journalist and former President of Tribune Publishing, has been named to the Board of Directors of MacArthur. Read More

$1 Million Investment in the Reinvestment Fund

MacArthur has announced a $1 million investment in the Philadelphia-based Reinvestment Fund (TRF), a leading innovator in the financing of neighborhoods and economic revitalization. Read More

Exploring How Young People Use Digital Media and Potential for Improving Learning

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $3.8 million in support of research to explore the effects of digital media on young people, particularly as it relates to learning and education. Read More

Conservation Efforts in the Eastern Himalaya Region

MacArthur has announced 12 grants totaling more than $3.6 million for biodiversity conservation work in the Eastern Himalaya, which stretches nearly 1,000 miles from Nepal to Yunnan Province in China. Read More