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Four CDFIs Vie for $8.25 Million in Awards for Responsible Financing Strategies

The Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance offers the awards in parternship with MacArthur. Read More
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Research on Benefits of Medicaid Enrollment

New research finds that expanding low-income adults’ access to Medicaid substantially increases health care use, reduces financial strain on covered individuals, and improves their self-reported health and well-being. Read More

IMLS Releases Grant Guidelines for Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announces the availability of application guidelines for the “Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums” project, funded jointly by IMLS and the MacArthur Foundation. Read More

D.C. Leaders More Worried, Yet More Optimistic About Solving Nation's Fiscal Problems

The federal deficit and national debt have more than doubled as a concern for movers and shakers in Washington, according to a new survey by MacArthur grantee Public Agenda. Read More

The Urban Libraries Council and the Association of Science-Technology Centers Selected for Teen Learning Labs Project

MacArthur and the Institute of Museum and Library Services committed $4 million to help the two organizations support a network that will engage youth in 21st century skills and STEM education. Read More

Does the Internet Make for More Engaged Citizens?

Youth who pursue their interests on the internet are more likely to be engaged in civic and political issues, according to a new study of student Internet usage by a group of civic learning scholars. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $4 Million to Help Reduce the Threat of Nuclear Weapons

MacArthur announced six grants totaling nearly $4 million for efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism and strengthen regional nuclear stability in South Asia. Read More

MacArthur Awards $5.6 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters to Children, Families, and Communities

Recipients will mine and connect existing data sets, such as the U.S. Census and school statistics, in new ways to reveal insights into the effectiveness of housing policies and related public programs. Read More

ChicagoQuest Charter School Approved to Open in Fall 2011

The Chicago Board of Education approved CICS ChicagoQuest's application to open the first of three planned 6-12th grade charter public schools designed to prepare the thinkers that tomorrow needs – creative, flexible, collaborative, and innovative. Read More

MacArthur Foundation Announces 2011 Winners of Award for Creative and Effective Nonprofits

Continuing its tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world's most challenging problems, MacArthur announced today that 11 organizations in six countries will receive the MacArthur Award for ... Read More