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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

New Forestry School in Bhutan

MacArthur has announced a grant of $1.5 million to the Royal Government of Bhutan to establish a new forestry school that will train conservationists and managers for the countrys forest nature reserves Read More

Effort to Provide the Best Research on Early Child Development

The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child at Brandeis University's Heller School has organized what is planned to be the nation's leading resource about early child brain and behavior development. Read More

Secretary Of State Colin Powell Announces First Class Of Jefferson Science Fellows (June 2, 2004)

Secretary of State Colin Powell announced the first class of the Jefferson Science Fellows. Read More

Jonathan L. Leight Named Managing Director, Asset Allocation and Risk Management for MacArthur

In this position, Leight will be responsible for managing MacArthur's quantitative research/analytics function, including Asset Allocation and Risk Management. Read More

Bringing News From Remote Areas of the World to Global Audiences

MacArthur has announced a grant of $250,000 to the OneWorld International Foundation in support of its online media network. Read More