The MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking in Nigeria supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights and the rule of law, and girls’ secondary education.

At A Glance:

MacArthur’s grantmaking began in Nigeria in 1989; the Foundation opened an office in Ibadan in 1994 and moved to Abuja in 2000. Since then, MacArthur has awarded grants totaling $102 million to individuals and institutions in Nigeria.

  • The Foundation supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights, and girls’ secondary education.
  • MacArthur’s reproductive and sexual health grantmaking in Nigeria focuses on reducing one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world and improving young people’s reproductive and sexual health.
  • The Foundation’s support for human rights focuses on human rights organizations that monitor and support government initiatives, and defend and promote human rights.
  • A new initiative seeks to improve participation by marginalized girls in quality secondary education.
  • Previously, MacArthur provided grants to Nigerian universities. This grantmaking was aimed at improving information technologies, enhancing staff capacity, updating libraries and facilities, and enhancing universities’ contributions to national social and economic development.

View the complete grantmaking details by downloading the information sheet below.

Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries, Human Rights & International Justice, Population & Reproductive Health, Africa, Education, Health, Human Rights, Nigeria, Population, Youth