Conservation & Sustainable Development

MacArthur's conservation grantmaking aims to preserve ecosystems and species and to promote development that respects the environment. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Conservation & Sustainable Development Program Priorities

MacArthur makes policy-related grants targeting biodiversity conservation at a global scale while maintaing a variety of geographic focus regions. Read More

Solomon Islands Supports National Conservation Plan

The government of the Solomon Islands has asked The Nature Conservancy, a MacArthur grantee, to develop a national plan for community-managed marine protected areas. Read More

Foundation President Robert Gallucci Addresses the City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci shares his insights into philanthropy while discussing his background and his goals for the Foundation. Read More

Rice Farmers in Dominican Republic Adapt to Climate Change

Several MacArthur grantees help the country's farmers develop more sustainable methods of rice production. Read More

Project Links Vitality of Coastal Areas with Economic Goals

MacArthur grantee World Resources Institute has developed the Coastal Capital project to help governments in the Caribbean understand the economic benefits of environmental protection. Read More

Independent Evaluation of Conservation and Sustainable Development Grants (2000-2009) for the MacArthur Foundation

This report presents findings of an independent evaluation of MacArthur’s conservation and sustainable development grantmaking program. Responses to key evaluation questions have been included under four headings: Approach — has grantmaking been well planned? Deployment — can ... Read More


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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
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Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer, Tropical Andes
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John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
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Marci Chin

Team Coordinator
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Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Chantell Johnson

Managing Director, Evaluation