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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

Fiscal Summit Addresses Deficit Reduction

Several MacArthur grantees and members of the Foundation-supported Committee on the Fiscal Future of the United States participated in the recent Fiscal Responsibility Summit convened by the Obama Administration. Those selected to participate included the Brookings ... Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities 2008 Grant Recipients

Boston Medical Center/Children's HealthWatch (2008) Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (2008) Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City/Department of Housing Preservation and Development (2008) Northwestern University (2008) University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008 ... Read More

State and Local Housing Preservation Leaders Media Briefing, Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Window of Opportunity, in which MacArthur is investing $32.5 million in 12 states, cities, and counties that are innovators in preserving affordable rental housing. Read More

Cambodian Ministry Approves New Legal Protection for Conservation Area

Based on efforts by MacArthur grantee the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Cambodia Ministry of Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries recently approved new legal protection for the Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area. In 2003, after WCS surveys identified ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

MacArthur's President discusses the Foundation's support for science, focusing especially on research around conservation and climate change. Read More

MacArthur's Jonathan Fanton Presses For More Housing-Related Grants

In this op-ed published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges foundations to focus on housing issues in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. Read More

Fair Pay Act Signed Into Law

President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for people subjected to pay discrimination to challenge the practice in court. The law reverses a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ... Read More