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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

Obama Lifts Global Gag Rule

President Obama signed an executive order lifting restrictions that prevented U.S. aid to international organizations that promote or perform abortions with their own funds. Read More

“The Pursuit of International Criminal Justice: the Case of Darfur,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the MacArthur International Justice Symposium

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews the Foundation's history of human rights grantmaking, focusing on the International Criminal Court, and argues that Darfur represents a test case for international rights. Read More

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Responds to Economic Stimulus Package

MacArthur grantee the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, has created a new feature on its website — the Economic Recovery Watch — which will provide rapid-response analyses as the Obama Administration and Congress formulate measures to address ... Read More

The Science, Technology and Security (STS) Initiative

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation launched the Science, Technology and Security Initiative in 2003 to develop and maintain a cadre of scientists and other technical experts Read More

New MacArthur Research Network to Examine Impact of Aging Society

MacArthur is creating a new inter-disciplinary research network to help America prepare for the challenges and opportunities posed by our aging society. Read More

Child Tax Credit Extended to More Low-Income Families

As part of the recently enacted economic rescue legislation, Congress approved a measure that will allow more low-income families to qualify for the Child Tax Credit in 2008 and provide more financial support for eligible families ... Read More