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$8 Million in Support to Expand Pool of Science and Security Experts

MacArthur announced four grants totaling nearly $8 million to Carnegie Mellon, Cornell and Princeton universities and the Georgia Institute of Technology Read More

Start-up Funding for Chicago Community Land Trust

The Office of the Mayor of the City of Chicago issued a press release announcing a plan to establish a citywide Chicago Community Land Trust. Read More

MacArthur Statement on Russian Legislation Affecting NGOs

MacArthur makes a statement in response to inquiries regarding proposed draft legislation pending in the Duma that amends existing laws on so-called “closed” cities, public associations, and nonprofit organizations Read More

Strengthening Investment in Arts and Culture

MacArthur, together with the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, announced nearly $3 million in new grants to 87 local arts and cultural organizations. Read More

Nearly $4 Million for Biodiversity Conservation in Southern Andes

MacArthur announced 18 grants totaling nearly $4 million for efforts to preserve the biological diversity of the Southern Andes region of Peru and Bolivia. Read More

MacArthur Selects Pennsylvania as "Model" State for Juvenile Justice Reform

MacArthur has selected Pennsylvania as one of four states to participate in Models for Change, a national initiative to accelerate promising models for juvenile justice system reform. Read More

Expanding Pool of Science and Security Experts in China

MacArthur has announced seven grants totaling more than $1 million to help expand the pool of experts in China who can provide scientific and technical advice on issues related to international security policy. Read More

Biodiversity Conservation Efforts in Africa's Albertine Rift Region

MacArthur awarded 13 grants, totaling more than $4 million, in support of conservation efforts in Central Africa. Read More

25 MacArthur Fellows Announced Today

Each new MacArthur Fellow received a phone call from the Foundation this week informing them that they will be given $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years. Read More

$200 Million Commitment to Improve Higher Education in Africa

MacArthur and five partner foundations announced the second phase of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa. Read More