MacArthur grantees work in about 60 countries; the Foundation has offices in four countries: India, Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia.

Grantmaking Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation & Sustainable Development

MacArthur's conservation grantmaking aims to preserve ecosystems and species and to promote development that respects the environment.

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Grantmaking Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

Grantmaking seeks to identify, test, and develop innovations in secondary education in developing countries that can spur systemic change and improve economically marginalized girls’ demand for, access to, and retention in quality secondary level education.

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Grantmaking Higher Education in Russia & Africa

Higher Education in Russia & Africa

To help nurture the intellectual freedom necessary to keep emerging democratic societies healthy and economically vibrant, MacArthur makes grants for the development of modern university-based science and social science research and training capabilities in Russia and provides long-term support for four leading African universities.

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Grantmaking Human Rights & International Justice

Human Rights & International Justice

MacArthur seeks to strengthen human rights protections, advance government accountability, and improve the reach and quality of justice. Our grantmaking aims to defend freedom of expression and enhance criminal justice globally, with a special focus on Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia.

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Grantmaking International Peace & Security

International Peace & Security

The Foundation’s goals in the area of international peace and security grantmaking are to prevent nuclear terrorism and strengthen stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Grantmaking Population & Reproductive Health

Population & Reproductive Health

The Foundation’s population and reproductive health grantmaking has two goals: to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity; and to advance young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Geographic priorities are India, Mexico, and Nigeria.

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