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Additional $11.3 Million for Eight Jurisdictions to Advance Local Criminal Justice Reform

Building on momentum in local criminal justice reform across the country, MacArthur today announced a new round of $11.3 million in funding to eight counties as part of its Safety and Justice Challenge, a more ... Read More
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Four Finalists Named in Global Competition for $100 Million Grant

Four impactful solutions to critical social problems of our time were named finalists today in 100&Change, a global competition for a single $100 million grant. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $5.7 Million to Support Nonfiction Media Makers From Diverse Backgrounds

A total of $2.25 million will be re-granted directly to independent film projects over three years, with remaining funds providing support for fellowships, workshops, training programs, and professional development. Read More
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Daniel Huttenlocher Elected to Chair MacArthur Board of Directors

Huttenlocher has served on MacArthur's Board since January 2010 and will begin his new role effective January 1, 2018. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $10 Million to Help Strengthen Chicago Organizations and Prevent Gun Violence in Chicago

MacArthur today announced nearly $10 million in new grants to Chicago organizations to help them grow stronger or expand and to prevent gun violence. Read More
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MacArthur, Carnegie Corporation Award $4.4 Million to Reduce Nuclear Risks

Following a competitive request for proposals, Carnegie Corporation of New York and MacArthur today announced grants to 11 organizations to support projects aimed at reducing nuclear risk through innovative and solutions-oriented approaches. Read More
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Nearly $9 Million to Advance Accountability and Reduce Corruption in Nigeria

The grants will support nonprofits working to advance criminal justice reform or fight corruption in Nigeria. Read More
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$19 Million in Grants Broaden the Economic and Health Benefits of Cleaner, Cheaper Energy

Grants will support leadership by civil society, government, and the private sector on climate solutions that enhance the social, economic, and health benefits resulting from less-costly and less-polluting energy sources across the United States. Read More
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MacArthur Awards Journalism and Media Grants to Advance Accountability and Transparency in Nigeria

The grants seek to strengthen investigative and data-driven journalism in Nigeria and to reinforce the role played by independent media and citizens in revealing and documenting corruption. Read More
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Semi-Finalists Named in MacArthur Competition for $100 Million Grant

The proposals address challenges ranging from eliminating needless blindness to educating children displaced by conflict, in places from Nigeria to Nepal to the United States. Read More