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MacArthur Awards 13 Documentary Film Grants

A supporter of independently produced film and video for more than 30 years, MacArthur announced 13 grants totaling more than $1.6 million for documentary film projects. Read More
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Cecilia Conrad to Direct MacArthur Fellows Program

Cecilia Conrad, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Pomona College, has been selected to serve as the next Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program. An economist, Dr. Conrad conducts research on economic inequality. Read More
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MacArthur Renews Support for Arts and Culture in Chicago

MacArthur provides more than $8 million annually in general operating support to theaters, dance groups, music organizations, visual arts programs, film and media groups, museums, zoos, and conservatories. Read More
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Philanthropic Groups Partner to Increase Participation in Secondary Education in Developing Countries

The organizations will provide up to $5 million for efforts to increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for marginalized children, especially girls, in developing countries. Read More

Harvard Law Dean, Inter-American Development Bank Executive Join MacArthur Board

Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank, and Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow have been elected to serve on the MacArthur Foundation Board of Directors. Read More
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MacArthur Grants to Support Campaign Finance Research, Information Sharing, and Efforts to Improve Elections Process

With studies showing that Americans’ confidence in their government is at an all-time low, MacArthur has been exploring ways that grantmaking can help strengthen the institutions of U.S. democracy. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $13.4 Million to Study and Support Enhanced Nuclear Security

Much of the new funding will help to train and support an elite group of nuclear experts to make policy recommendations for preventing nuclear terrorism and enhancing nuclear non-proliferation. Read More
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Marjorie Scardino Elected to Chair MacArthur Foundation Board of Directors

Marjorie M. Scardino, Chief Executive Officer of Pearson, was elected to chair the 15-member Board of Directors of the MacArthur Foundation. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $2.7 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters

The research will explore the role housing plays in the long-term health and well-being of children, families, and communities. Read More
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Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition Winners Announced

The Competition links designers, entrepreneurs, technologists and educators with leading business and industry organizations to build digital badge systems and explore the ways badges can demonstrate knowledge and civic opportunities. Read More