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MacArthur Launches $50 Million Science, Technology and Security Initiative

MacArthur will commit more than $50 million over the next six years to engage scientists and engineers at leading universities and research facilities in the U.S. and internationally in efforts to help reduce the threat ... Read More

Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in Juvenile Justice System

MacArthur has announced three grants totaling more than $1.5 million in support of juvenile justice reform and addressing the mental health needs of young people involved in the juvenile justice system. Read More

Supporting Independent Universities in Russia and Region

MacArthur has announced five grants totaling more than $2.4 million in support of four independent universities and one publicly-funded graduate institution in the post-Soviet region. Read More

Capital and Technical Expertise to Nonprofit Real Estate Projects in Chicago and Illinois

MacArthur has awarded $800,000 to the Illinois Facilities Fund for its continued efforts to help bring capital, technical assistance, and construction management expertise to nonprofits in Chicago and Illinois. Read More

Improving Public Housing In Chicago

MacArthur has announced nearly $2.5 million in grants to help the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) transform public housing in the city and to ensure that public housing residents and neighborhoods benefit from the changes. Read More

Judith F. Helzner Named Director of The Population and Reproductive Health Program

Helzner will be responsible for providing oversight of the area's grantmaking, including grants to international organizations in the population field and serving as advisor to staff members in the Foundation's international offices. Read More

In Support of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in U.S.

MacArthur has announced three grants totaling $3.5 million in support of three major institutions working to protect the civil rights and civil liberties of individuals living in the United States. Read More

Supporting Independent Documentary Films and Non-Commercial Public Radio

MacArthur has awarded grants totaling more than $5.2 million in support of the production of independent documentary films and independent non-commercial radio. Read More

Herman Brewer Named Director of Chicago Working Group

MacArthur has announced the appointment of Herman Brewer of Chicago, a specialist in community and economic development strategies, as Director of its Chicago Working Group. Read More

Grants to Support Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality

MacArthur has made grants totaling more than $1.3 million to five organizations in Mexico working to reduce maternal mortality and improve young people's reproductive and sexual health and rights in Mexico. Read More