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$100 Million Impact Investment Collaboration to Benefit Chicago

The Chicago Community Trust, MacArthur and Calvert Foundation announce Benefit Chicago, an innovative collaboration that aims to mobilize $100 million in impact investments for nonprofits and social enterprises in Chicago. Read More
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20 Diverse Communities Receive MacArthur Support to Reduce Jail Populations, Improve Local Systems, and Model Reforms for the Nation

The grants are part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, a national initiative supported by the Foundation with an initial $75 million to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Read More
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Joint Statement by Carnegie Corporation of New York and MacArthur on a Civil Society Gift Basket

Carnegie Corporation of New York and MacArthur commit to invest up to $25 million over the course of 2016 and 2017 for work to secure nuclear materials and reduce the threat they pose. Read More
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New Commitment to Address Nuclear Threats by Reducing Availability and Use of Weapons-usable Material

To address the nuclear threat, Nuclear Challenges will support efforts to identify political and technical solutions that reduce the world’s reliance on highly enriched uranium and plutonium. Read More
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Grants to Help Strengthen American Democracy, Establish Voting Rights Institute

MacArthur today announced 18 grants totaling more than $9 million to support efforts to increase access to voting, secure and modernize voting systems, and reduce the influence of money in politics. Read More
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14 Chicago Arts Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness

The Award, which recognizes exceptional nonprofit organizations that are engaged in the Foundation’s core fields of work and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with $200,000 to $1 million. Read More
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MacArthur Awards 19 Documentary Film Grants

The new grants represent MacArthur’s largest single year investment in documentaries, and they bring the total number of documentary films supported by the Foundation since 1985 to more than 300. Read More
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MacArthur Announces Performances, Discussion to Celebrate 35 Years of Iconic Fellowship Program

Most of the events will be open to the public for free or at low cost. Video of many events will be made available online. Read More
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Documenting Election Procedures to Improve the Voter Experience

A project of The Carter Center seeks to demonstrate how evidence-based observation can support election reform in the United States. Read More
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MacArthur Spins Off Digital Media & Learning Work with $25 Million Seed Investment

MacArthur today announced the launch of Collective Shift, a new nonprofit whose mission is to redesign social systems for the connected age. Read More