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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
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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