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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

New Multi-Million Dollar Investments will Help Protect Himalayan Species

The World Wildlife Fund, the global conservation organization, and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) today announced a $5 million investment program to pioneer new ways to conserve the immense natural wealth of the Eastern Himalayas ... Read More

Formation of Former Mayors Caucus

Living Cities Joins Congressmen Turner and Capuano to Announce Formation of Former Mayors Caucus. Read More

Chicago Area Arts Organizations Receive $2.5 Million

MacArthur announced seven grants in support of arts and culture organizations in the Chicago region. Read More

Educators Come Together to Support European Humanities University

Leading educators from the United States, Canada and Europe are forming an international committee to support the European Humanities University (EHU). Read More

MacArthur Invests $5.3 Million to Help Reduce Nuclear and Biological Weapons Dangers

MacArthur announced 12 grants totaling nearly $5.3 million to reduce the dangers posed by nuclear and biological weapons and materials. Read More

Caravan Project Makes Non-Fiction Available in a Range of Print and Digital Formats

A partnership between six non-profit publishers, the nation's largest book wholesaler, and a group of chain and independent bookstores announced the MacArthur-supported Caravan Project. Read More

Rental Housing Report Reveals 200,000 Affordable Units Lost Each Year

Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, with support from MacArthur, issued a press release about its first Annual Report on the state of the nation's rental housing. Read More