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MacArthur Announces Grant to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur today announced a $500,000 grant to the newly launched Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) to support online and on-the-road efforts to engage young people in civic life and deter bullying. Read More
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MacArthur Announces 2012 Winners of Award for Creative and Effective Nonprofits

Their missions are diverse – from protecting ecosystems to defending children’s rights, from empowering girls to strengthening neighborhoods, from investigative reporting to eliminating abusive financial practices. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $5.5 Million to Support Conservation Policy Research and Analysis

MacArthur's 25-year support of conservation efforts around the world continues with three grants for global policy research and analysis projects to help inform and respond to increased pressures from development and climate change. Read More

MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito to Serve on MacArthur Board

Joi Ito, Director of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been named to serve on the Board of Directors of the MacArthur Foundation. Read More
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Chicago Arts and Culture Groups and International Collaborations

MacArthur awarded $504,000 in new grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations to conduct collaborations with arts groups in nine countries. Read More
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MacArthur Grants Support Efforts to Improve Governance of Global Migration

For five years, the MacArthur Foundation has been the largest non-governmental donor to the Global Forum on Migration and Development, helping to ensure broad participation by civil society groups at this annual gathering. Read More
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National Competition Selects 12 Libraries and Museums to Build Innovative Learning Labs for Teens

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the MacArthur Foundation announced the first 12 winners of a national competition to build 21st Century learning labs in museums and libraries around the country. Read More
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MacArthur Partners with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur and Born This Way Foundation have partnered to raise the profile of issues related to digital media learning. Read More

Bipartisan Commission to Address Future of U.S. Housing Policy

A new Bipartisan Housing Commission, supported by MacArthur through a grant to the Bipartisan Policy Center, will address the long-term challenges facing a struggling housing sector. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor Two Community Development Financial Institutions

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. in Wiscasset, ME and The Progress Fund in Greensburg, PA. are the recipients of the 2009 Wachovia NEXT $8.25 million Awards. Read More