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$14 Million in New Funding to Chicago Arts and Culture

MacArthur announced that it is increasing its commitment to Chicago arts and culture, with most of the new funding dedicated to smaller organizations. Read More

La Fundación MacArthur Anuncia A Los Ganadores Del 2007 Del Premio Para Instituciones Sin Ánimo De Lucro Creatvias Y Efectivas

Fiel a su tradición de motivar la creatividad y promover instituciones creativas para tratar de atender algunos de los problemas más apremiantes del mundo, la Fundación John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur anunció hoy Read More

MacArthur Foundation Announces 2007 Winners of Award for Creative and Effective Nonprofits

Continuing its tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world’s most challenging problems, MacArthur announced the eight award winners. Read More

MacArthur to Assess Climate Change Threats and Fund Responses

Recognizing that global warming is occurring and threatens biodiversity conservation, MacArthur will make an initial investment of $5 million over three years to identify and mitigate the threat from global climate change. Read More

MacArthur to Invest $25 Million in New Research on the Impact of Housing

MacArthur will invest $25 million in new research that builds and deepens our knowledge about the ways that housing matters to children, families, and communities. Read More

MacArthur Awards $5 Million for Expansion of Carnegie Endowment

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has announced its New Vision to transform the Center into the first multinational think tank. Read More

MacArthur-Funded Caravan Project Announces First 23 Books

Under the motto, “Good Books. Any Way You Want Them. Now.” The Caravan Project announced it will release 23 with MacArthur support in simultaneous print, digital and downloadable audio formats. Read More

Helping Small Chicago Arts Groups Obtain City Licenses

MacArthur is creating a $660,000 fund to help small arts organizations in Chicago obtain the city’s Performing Arts Venue (PAV) license. Read More

Robert Denham Elected Chair of MacArthur Board of Directors

Robert E. Denham, a partner in the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson, was elected to chair the 15-member Board of Directors of MacArthur. Read More