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May 9, 2013 - Press release
Museums, Libraries, Nonprofits Encouraged to Launch Programs as Part of 5th Digital Media and Learning Competition To Improve the Online Experience for Young People.
April 29, 2013 - Press release
Housing Partnership Equity Trust Launches With $100 Million In Funding For Affordable Multifamily Housing
The newly formed Housing Partnership Equity Trust today announced it has raised $100 million and has begun investing in multifamily properties.
April 19, 2013 - Press release
MacArthur, Facebook, Mozilla, and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced a series of activities to advance healthy online experiences so young people can more easily make smart and responsible choices on the Internet.
April 3, 2013 - Press release
How Housing Matters Survey Finds American Attitudes Transformed by Housing Crisis, Changes in Lifestyle
National Opinion Survey finds strong support forrRental housing and more balanced national housing policy, even as Americans believe the housing crisis continues.
April 1, 2013 - Press release
The partnership of five philanthropic organizations will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for economically disadvantaged and marginalized children in developing countries.
March 21, 2013 - Press release
Nine documentary films exploring a range of important issues are given grants totaling more than $1 million.
February 27, 2013 - Press release
13 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded up to $1.5 Million Each
MacArthur named 13 organizations in five countries as recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability.
February 12, 2013 - Press release
Paul Klingenstein, founder and managing partner of Aberdare Ventures, a venture capital firm, has been elected to serve on the MacArthur Foundation Board of Directors.
February 3, 2013 - Press release
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how ...
January 17, 2013 - Press release
MacArthur announced 15 grants totaling more than $4.2 million in support of conservation and sustainable development in the southern Tropical Andes.
November 29, 2012 - Press release
34 Chicago Groups Form Hive Network to Engage Kids in Innovative Learning; New Funding Supports Expansion
This creative collaboration is set to expand as a result of $2.2 million in new support announced today by MacArthur in partnership with the Burberry Foundation.
November 14, 2012 - Press release
The grants are provided through MacArthur’s International Connections Fund, which aims to help Chicago nonprofit arts and culture organizations advance their work by collaborating with peer organizations abroad.
November 14, 2012 - Press release
Eighty-eight percent of Americans who voted in last week’s election support establishing national standards for voting, including the hours polls are open, who is eligible to vote, and the design of ballots.
October 2, 2012 - Press release
MacArthur named 23 new MacArthur Fellows for 2012. Working across a broad spectrum of endeavors, the Fellows include a pediatric neurosurgeon, a marine ecologist, a journalist, a photographer, an optical physicist and astronomer, a stringed-instrument bow ...
August 9, 2012 - Press release
The grants were awarded to organizations and initiatives that help eligible voters, particularly those in disenfranchised groups, participate in the democratic process.
July 11, 2012 - Press release
A supporter of independently produced film and video for more than 30 years, MacArthur announced 13 grants totaling more than $1.6 million for documentary film projects.
June 21, 2012 - Press release
Cecilia Conrad, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Pomona College, has been selected to serve as the next Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program. An economist, Dr. Conrad conducts research on economic inequality.
June 19, 2012 - Press release
MacArthur provides more than $8 million annually in general operating support to theaters, dance groups, music organizations, visual arts programs, film and media groups, museums, zoos, and conservatories.
June 1, 2012 - Press release
Philanthropic Groups Partner to Increase Participation in Secondary Education in Developing Countries
The organizations will provide up to $5 million for efforts to increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for marginalized children, especially girls, in developing countries.
May 27, 2012 - Press release
Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank, and Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow have been elected to serve on the MacArthur Foundation Board of Directors.