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Addressing Challenges Facing Metropolitan Regions

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $1.4 million in support of research efforts to help local, state and regional policymakers and other civic and business leaders address challenges facing their metropolitan regions. Read More

Eighty-Eight Grants In Support of Arts and Cultural Organizations

Eighty-eight grants totaling nearly $1.2 million were made through the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Prince Charitable Trusts in support of Chicago area arts and cultural ... Read More

Aly Kassam-Remtulla Named Program Officer

MacArthur has named Aly Kassam-Remtulla Program Officer in the General Program, which provides support for the media, arts and culture in Chicago, and special initiatives. Read More

Protecting the Biodiversity of Madagascar

MacArthur has announced ten grants totaling more than $2.8 million in support of conservation and sustainable development efforts in Madagascar. Read More

Promoting Biodiversity Conservation in the South Pacific

MacArthur has announced a grant of $2 million to the University of the South Pacific (USP) for its Institute of Applied Sciences. Read More

Self-Help Receives $5 Million

The funding, consisting of a $2 million grant and the conversion of a $3 million low-interest loan to a grant, is designed to assist Self-Help in expanding their development financing work in several program areas. Read More

John S. Bracken Named Program Officer

MacArthur has named John S. Bracken Program Officer in the General Program, which carries out the Foundations media grantmaking and special initiatives. Read More

Improving Public Understanding of Foundations and Other Nonprofit Organizations

MacArthur has awarded five grants totaling $495,000 to groups working to build the public trust in the charitable and nonprofit sectors. Read More

Steve Cornelius Named Conservation And Sustainable Development Program Officer

In his position, Cornelius will contribute to MacArthur's goal of helping to preserve ecosystems and to support local institutions and their international allies for the long-term protection of the regions biodiversity. Read More

Interdisciplinary Research on the Transition to Adulthood

MacArthur has announced a grant of $5.2 million over four years to the University of Pennsylvania in support of the Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood. Read More