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2006 MacArthur Fellows Announced

MacArthur Foundation today named 25 new MacArthur Fellows for 2006. The new Fellows work across a broad spectrum of endeavors. Read More

Field Museum Receives $5 Million Grant from MacArthur

MacArthur has granted The Field Museum $5 million to strengthen and broaden the Museum’s work in conservation. Read More

Marquette Building Receives Chicago Landmark Award

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks will honor 21 landmark buildings, homeowners and businesses. The awards recognize outstanding projects that involve notable improvements to individual Chicago landmarks or to buildings within Chicago Landmark Districts. Read More

$1.15 Million to Support Chicago's New Mixed-Income Communities

MacArthur announced three grants totaling $1.15 million to promote the success of Chicago’s new mixed- income communities by providing services to residents.  These grants are part of the Foundation’s $50 million commitment to ... Read More

MacArthur Announces First Winners Of New Creativity Award For Small Nonprofits

Expanding on its tradition of encouraging individual creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world’s most challenging problems, MacArthur announced the nine awards. Read More

MacArthur Awards $800,000 to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Nigeria

MacArthur announced two grants totaling $800,000 in support of efforts to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. Read More

New MacArthur Grants To Support Innovative Media

MacArthur, a longtime supporter of public radio and television, announced two new grants to help bring quality information to U.S. audiences about other parts of the world. Read More

MacArthur Recognizes Small, Creative And Effective Institutions

MacArthur is creating a new annual award of up to $500,000 each for a select group of small non-profit organizations around the world that have shown unusual effectiveness and creativity. Read More

MacArthur Awards $4.2 Million to Accelerate Juvenile Justice Reform

MacArthur announced six grants totaling nearly $4.2 million to help accelerate promising models for juvenile justice reform as part of its national Models for Change initiative. Read More

MacArthur Awards 16 Grants for Biodiversity Conservation in the Lower Mekong

MacArthur announced 16 grants totaling nearly $4.5 million for efforts to protect the biodiversity of the Lower Mekong region, which stretches from central Vietnam, through Laos and Cambodia, to the Mekong river delta. Read More