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Conservation & Sustainable Development Program Priorities

MacArthur makes policy-related grants targeting biodiversity conservation at a global scale while maintaing a variety of geographic focus regions. Read More

Rice Farmers in Dominican Republic Adapt to Climate Change

Several MacArthur grantees help the country's farmers develop more sustainable methods of rice production. Read More

Program Educates Cubans about How to Monitor Bird Species

MacArthur grantee Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, in conjunction with Cuba’s Eastern Center for Ecosystems and Biodiversity, has developed a bird conservation education program that has reached over 70,000 people. Read More

Peru Awards Stewardship of Wetlands in Amazon to Indigenous Communities

Based on the efforts of MacArthur grantees the World Wildlife Fund and E-Tech, several indigenous communities in Peru have been given stewardship by the government of one of the most important wetlands in the Amazon. Read More
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$5.6 Million to Support New Master’s Programs to Train Sustainable Development Leaders Worldwide

MacArthur announced grants totaling $5.6 million to ten universities in eight countries to establish new interdisciplinary Master’s in Development Practice programs. Read More

Spanish Translation of Journal Supports Maternal Mortality Prevention in Latin America

A grant from MacArthur allowed Family Care International to produce a Spanish-language version of the scientific journal The Lancet for Mexico and Latin America. Read More

Conservation & Sustainable Development White Papers

A collection of research, the white papers below cover a broad spectrum of work conducted within the conservation & sustainable development program. Read More

MacArthur Provides $2.2 Million to Support Long-Term Relief Efforts in Haiti

MacArthur is investing nearly $2.2 million to support long-range needs in the areas of health and communications. Read More

Helping Local Broadcasters Get Back on the Air in Haiti

In the wake of the earthquake, Internews has been helping Haitian media by providing technical equipment to help communicate critical information, such as where to go for food, water, and shelter. Designed to help provide trusted ... Read More

Citizen Media Spread News about Haitian Earthquake

MacArthur grantee Global Voices, a worldwide community of more than 200 bloggers, is maintaining a special page with information about the quake that also links to a map of crisis information built by fellow grantee Ushahidi. Read More

International Connections Fund Past Grants

List of grantees from the MacArthur Foundation's Chicago International Connections Fund. Read More

Bolivian Municipalities Develop Plans to Protect the Andes

MacArthur grantee The Nature Conservancy and its partner PROMETA contributed to plans to protect more than two million acres in the Bolivian Andes. Read More

Professional Training for Future Sustainable Development Leaders

Supporting rigorous professional training for future leaders in the field of sustainable development, MacArthur announced grants totaling $7.6 million to nine universities in seven countries Read More

Bay Area Nonprofit Secures $400,000 for Tropical Conservation

The Sebastopol-based nonprofit Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) received the first half of a $400,000 grant from MacArthur this month. Read More

Helping Chicago Groups Strengthen Global Reach

MacArthur announced $240,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with four countries. Read More