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New Climate Commitment Aimed at Reducing Emission, Encouraging International Leadership and Cooperation

MacArthur today announced $50 million in grants, a down payment on a major new commitment to help curb global climate disruption by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read More

Statement of MacArthur President Julia Stasch on the Foundation’s Russia Office

"It is with regret, but with confidence that it is the right decision, that we share the news that the MacArthur Foundation will close its branch office in Moscow." Read More

Statement of MacArthur President Julia Stasch on Developments in Russia

“We are disappointed to learn of reports that the MacArthur Foundation is included on a list of organizations that will be recommended by the Federation Council to the Prosecutor General for potential designation as engaged in ... Read More
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MacArthur Impact Investments Help Advance Energy Efficiency Financing for Multifamily Housing

MacArthur today announced its progress and plans for $31 million in impact investments to advance innovative energy efficiency financing specifically designed for multifamily housing. Read More
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The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education Funds New Projects

A partnership of private donors and foundations working to improve education today announced $10.3 million in grants that will increase the participation, quality and relevance of secondary education in developing countries. Read More
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Prolonged Housing Crisis Diminishes Confidence in the American Dream, 2015 Housing Matters Survey Finds

A significant majority of Americans believes the country is still not past the housing crisis that began seven years ago, according to a new survey of housing attitudes released today by MacArthur. Read More
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Elspeth Revere to Leave MacArthur After 24 Years

Elspeth Revere, Vice President for Media, Culture and Special Initiatives, will leave MacArthur at the end of November, after more than 24 years of service. Read More
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Creativity: The Benefit of a Liberal Education

Data compiled for the first time reveal the diverse educational experiences of MacArthur Fellows; the 918 Fellows attended 315 postsecondary institutions. Read More
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MacArthur Announces 20 Jurisdictions to Receive Funding to Reduce Jail Use

The grants are a part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, the Foundation’s $75 million initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Read More
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Julia Stasch Chosen to Lead MacArthur, Accelerate Change and Deepen Impact

Her leadership has already led to a greater sense of urgency, more focus, and enhanced impact in the Foundation’s grantmaking and its creative efforts to help address some of the world’s most challenging social ... Read More