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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
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14 Chicago Arts Groups Receive Grants for International Collaborations

MacArthur today announced grants to 14 Chicago arts and culture organizations for diverse artistic exchanges in 14 countries, including Cuba, Colombia, Grenada, and South Africa. Read More
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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