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National Town Meetings on Our Fiscal Future

3,500 Americans gathered together at 57 sites across the country to deliberate about our nation's fiscal future. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Introduces America's Fiscal Future: Making Difficult Choices

As a nation, we have been over-spending, over-promising, and over-borrowing. Our panelists will go into the details of how this came to be, and what the implications are for the United States. Read More

Education: Reform or Transformation?

An article about the Aspen Institute Festival of Ideas features Education Director Connie Yowell, who comments on how the educational system should change to accommodate new ways of learning. Read More

School Uses Video Games To Teach Thinking Skills

All Things Considered takes a closer look at New York City's Quest to Learn, the nation's first public school based on principles of game design. Read More

"Global Migration: A World Ever More on the Move"

An overview of global migration suggests immigration challenges in the U.S. today are bigger and farther-reaching than ever before. Demetri Papademetriou, a co-founder of grantee the Migration Policy Institute, is quoted. Read More

Americans Come Together to Send Strong Message to Congress about Fiscal Future

Thousands of Americans across 60 cities participated in a MacArthur-supported discussion on America’s fiscal future called AmericaSpeaks. Read More

Survey Offers Washington Influencers' Views on the National Debt

Policy and opinion leaders in Washington, D.C., are concerned about the national debt but fear that politics will get in the way of finding solutions, according to a new survey by Public Agenda. Read More

Survey Explores How Kids Process Information on the Web

A new MacArthur-funded survey finds that nine of ten kids believe "some" or "a lot" of what is on the Internet. Read More

Supreme Court Limits Life without Parole for Juveniles

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles may not be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for a non-homicide because it violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Read More

Illinois Mandates Use of New Affordability Index When Making Public Investments

The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill that requires five state agencies to use the Housing and Transportation Index when planning and making public investment decisions around the state. Read More

Digital Media & Learning Competition

Ten winners of the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition were announced today at a celebration of National Lab Day in Washington, DC, to promote science, technology, engineering and math across the country. Read More

Latino Immigrants Engaged Civically in U.S.

A new MacArthur-funded report by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute finds that Latino immigrant communities are increasingly determined to integrate and participate in civic and political life where they live in the U.S. Read More

Website Tracks Impact of the BP Oil Spill

MacArthur grantee Ushahidi is using its crowd-sourcing technology - an open-source platform originally created to document reports of political violence - to generate a database on the impact of the BP oil spill on the Gulf Coast. Read More
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Program-Related Investments

To expand the reach of its grantmaking, the MacArthur Foundation makes low-cost loans and equity investments, known as program-related investments, to support charitable organizations and activities. Read More

A Comprehensive Approach to Transforming Communities

The Institute for Comprehensive Community Development will offer training, build capacity, and document what is working or not in community development efforts across the country. Read More