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Expert Committee to Identify and Assess Options for Restoring America's Fiscal Health

A committee of experts selected and staffed by the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Public Administration will identify and assess a range of options for restoring America’s fiscal health. Read More

Support for 2016 Chicago Olympic Games

The 2016 Olympics Fund for Chicago Neighborhoods, to which MacArthur contributes, announced its first phase of grantmaking, awarding $415,000 to eight organizations. Read More

Online Participation Divide: Men Sharing More of Their Creative Work

A recent study from Northwestern University finds that men are more likely to share their creative work online than women — despite the fact that both women and men engage equally in creative activities. The study underscores ... Read More

“Philanthropy, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and Public Policy,” Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the 2008 Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's research grantmaking and support for efforts to align policy with sound evidence. Read More

Research Network on Mental Health Policy Research

The Network on Mental Health Policy Research aims to develop a knowledge base linking mental health policies, financing, and organization to their effects on access to quality care. Read More

Chicago Receives $153 Million to Fight Traffic Congestion

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Chicago $153 million to fund a new approach for transportation improvements that had been recommended by MacArthur grantees Metropolis 2020 and Metropolitan Planning Council. Read More

New Map Identifies Conservation Priorities in Madagascar

Two MacArthur Fellows have created a new map of conservation priorities in Madagascar, among the world’s most significant biodiversity hotspots and a focus of MacArthur’s conservation grantmaking. With funding from the Foundation, Patricia Wright ... Read More

Issue Briefs by MacArthur Research Network on Mental Health Policy Research

Eleven issue briefs were released by the MacArthur Research Network on Mental Health Policy Research at a conference that explored issues related to mental health in the mainstream of public policy on April 7. Competition and ... Read More

Policy Experts Call for Broad New Agenda for Mental Health Care

Legislators, policy makers and funders must acknowledge the critical role of mainstream institutions in providing mental health services in America’s informal mental health system Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Conference on Mental Health in the Mainstream of Public Policy

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci reflects on the Foundation's thirty years of mental health grantmaking and suggests steps to create an integrated system of mental health care. Read More

Mental Health

Despite the fundamental importance of mental health to individual, family, and societal well-being, mental health treatment and services have generally been viewed as outside the mainstream of public health. Disparities in availability and access, inequities in ... Read More

Metro Areas Need to Use Power of Their Votes

An opinion piece by Bruce Katz and MarySue Barrett calls for a “reimagination” of the partnership between the federal government and metropolitan regions. Read More

"Private Philanthropy in Service of the Public Interest,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton as part of the Spaso House Discussion Series

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's grantmaking around the world and notes the growth of philanthropy in Russia. Read More

Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases and the Biology of Parasite Vectors

To fight parasitic diseases like malaria, the Foundation supported the science underlying prevention by applying the tools of molecular biology and genetics. Read More

What Makes Regions Resilient?

A recent community piece in the National Civic Review entitled, “What Makes Regions Resilient?” sets out the themes that that will be explored by the newly-created MacArthur Research Network on Building Resilient Regions. The Network will ... Read More