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"In the Middle", directed by Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo, examines the human consequences of the huge influx migrants from Northern Africa seeking refuge on a small Italian island in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.
"I Learn America", directed by Jean-Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng, follows a year in the lives of immigrant students who attend an international high school in Brooklyn, NY with classmates from more than 50 countries.
"The State of Arizona", directed by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini, is a nuanced look at the implications of Arizona’s SB 1070, through the stories of opponents and supporters of the controversial law.
"The Undocumented", directed by Marco Williams, is a close look at the impacts of U.S.-Mexico border policy, through the stories of unauthorized immigrants who lose their lives crossing the deadly Arizona desert.
Albertine Rift Conservation Society fights to preserve biodiversity in the Albertine Rift.
Red Nacional de Derechos Humanos (Red TDT), 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
Monitoring and documenting human rights abuses in Mexico to raise awareness of human rights violations nationally and internationally.
The Moth supports the art and craft of storytelling to foster meaningful communication in today’s society.
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
BPI works to address some of the Chicago area’s most pressing social justice challenges.
The Carnegie Moscow Center provides an invaluable platform for open debate of key issues in a society at a crossroads.
Center for Investigative Reporting produces and disseminates compelling multimedia stories to engage the public and spark policy change.
Center for Responsible Lending researches and publicizes predatory lending practices to advance reforms that help ordinary Americans.
Community Investment Corporation supports owners and operators of multifamily rental properties to help stabilize communities in Chicago.
Conservation Strategy Fund trains local environmental leaders to use conservation economics to protect nature and encourage sustainable development.
Crisis Action works behind the scenes with civil society organizations to develop strategies that inform policymakers about how to stop conflict and protect civilians on the ground.
Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
The Furman Center spurs thoughtful discussion and reform by arming policymakers with critical analysis and research-driven policy recommendations.
Girls’ Power Initiative works to empower and educate adolescent girls about their sexual and reproductive health and human rights.
International Center for Not-For-Profit Law, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law monitors and improves the legal environment for civil society worldwide.
Moscow Helsinki Group conducts advocacy, compiles reports, and trains activists to improve human rights in Russia.
National Juvenile Defender Center works on multiple fronts to bring capable legal counsel to children in the nation’s juvenile justice system.
December 31, 2010 - Grantee Profile
In this 12-part series, "How Democracy Works Now", filmmakers Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini track how comprehensive immigration reform went from almost assured passage in 2001 to an uncertain future in 2007.