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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
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Demand for Justice Reform Grows as 20 More Jurisdictions Join the Safety and Justice Challenge to Create Fairer, More Effective Local Justice Systems

The jurisdictions will design and test innovative local justice reforms to safely drive down jail usage and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in their local justice systems. Read More
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James Manyika Joins MacArthur Board

Based in Silicon Valley for 20 years, Manyika has worked with many of the world’s leading technology companies and their chief executives on strategy and innovation. Read More
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15 Chicago Arts Groups Receive Grants for International Collaborations

MacArthur today announced grants to 15 Chicago arts and culture organizations for diverse artistic exchanges in 14 countries, including China, Mali, Mexico, Pakistan, and Poland. Read More
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$11.6 Million in New Chicago Investments

The investments will help spur economic development in low-income neighborhoods, create opportunities for youth and prevent violence, promote police reform and accountability, and support arts and culture. Read More
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Announcing $18 Million Initial Investment to Support India's Climate Leadership

This funding marks MacArthur’s initial investment to support climate solutions in India since announcing its broader commitment last year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage international leadership and cooperation. Read More
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Call for Proposals to Strengthen Secondary Education

The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education issued its fourth call for proposals seeking innovative solutions to address critical issues that impair secondary education learning in marginalized populations. Read More
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Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade Joins MacArthur Board

Dr. Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade, a hematology oncologist and expert on the molecular genetics of breast cancer and tumor suppression, will commence her role on the Board on December 6, 2016. Read More
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MacArthur Mourns Arthur M. Sussman

Arthur M. Sussman, former General Counsel at the University of Chicago and former Vice President at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, passed away Wednesday evening in Chicago. Sussman was an engaged citizen of ... Read More