MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Continuing MacArthur's tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world's most challenging problems, these annual awards recognize exceptional Foundation grantees and help ensure their sustainability. Learn more

Nine Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

From tracking money in U.S. elections to protecting the vulnerable in Mexico to reinvigorating civics education, these extraordinary organizations are tackling some of the most difficult social challenges and achieving outsized impact. Read More

What's New


New tool by #MacAward recipient @foresttrendsorg tracks corporate action on deforestation:

"3 Tips for Telling Stories That Move People to Action"

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Related Grantee: FrameWorks Institute
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"Watchdog Group Polices US Prisons"

Voice of America
Related Grantee: John Howard Association
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New tool by #MacAward recipient @MoneyInPolitics helps show intersection between campaign finance and legislation:

"How I Learned to Listen"

TED Blog
David A. Isay , 2000 MacArthur Fellow
Related Grantee: StoryCorps
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