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Aging in America in the Twenty-first Century: Demographic Forecasts from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society

Network research finding that by 2050 Americans may live 3.1 to 7.9 years longer than official government projections, resulting in sharply higher costs for government programs that serve older citizens. Read More

Research on Health Reform Looks at Costs and Affordability Issues

A new report by grantee the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, concludes that by lowering the amount that Medicaid and Medicare pay for prescription drugs, Congress could generate substantial savings to help pay for comprehensive ... Read More

Strengthening Policy through Research

Long before the current recession, rising deficits, an aging population, spiraling healthcare and entitlement costs, stagnant economic growth, and other issues were threatening America's long-term fiscal health. Read More

Court Decision Helps Preserve Affordable Rental Homes

A recent decision by the 9th Circuit Court protects thousands of low-income people in affordable rental housing in rural areas in California and the Northwest. Read More

Maximizing Housing as Health Care Intervention

The National AIDS Housing Coalition has been awarded a $200,000 grant from MacArthur to support a national project which seeks to maximize the policy impact and cost-effectiveness of housing as a health care intervention for ... Read More

Asia Security Initiative Launch, Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation's deepening of its commitment to Asia through the seven-year, $68 million Asia Security Initiative. Read More
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Supporting Regional Cooperation for Peace and Security in Asia

MacArthur is committing $68 million over seven years to a new Asia Security Initiative that will increase the effectiveness of international cooperation in fostering peace and security in Asia. Read More
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Migrants Count: Five Steps Toward Better Migration Data

Better data could be gathered easily and at low cost by adding a few questions to each national census, according to a new report by a blue-ribbon commission supported by the MacArthur Foundation. Read More

Helping Communities Revitalize Neighborhoods Hit Hard by Foreclosures

The National Community Stabilization Trust, a new collaborative venture of nonprofit housing organizations, private philanthropies, and financial institutions announced the launch of its national effort. Read More

Obama Announces Nonproliferation Agenda

President Obama has announced new commitments to reducing the world’s stockpiles of nuclear weapons and preventing their spread, goals which have been advanced by MacArthur grantees since the mid-1980s. Read More

$1 Million Will Bolster Illinois’ Local 2010 Census Participation

Ten of Illinois’ leading foundations, including MacArthur, announced they are jointly investing $1 million to improve participation in hard-to-count, poor, minority, rural, and high-rise communities in the 2010 Census. Read More

New Task Force Coordinates Federal Transportation and Housing Investments

Citing research and work supported by the Foundation, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a new partnership to help American families gain better access to affordable housing, more transportation ... Read More

Grantee’s Work Leads to New Evidence-Based Program

MacArthur grantee the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy played a key role in advising the Office of Management and Budget about the rigorous standard of evidence used in an effectiveness evaluation that led to the scaling up ... Read More

Opening Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at “Partners in Innovation: A Dialogue on Federal, State, and Local Rental Preservation Solutions”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton stresses the need to build a consensus framework for national housing policy that reflects how housing matters deeply for families, communities, education, and health. Read More

Facts & Fictions about an Aging America

This article published in Contexts magazine debunks common myths about aging in America. Read More