Representative GrantsBuenos Aires, Argentina2017
$300,000 to support policy recommendations and advocacy for shaping Mexico’s new forensic sciences agency.
Representative GrantsNew York, New York2015
$600,000 support of the organization’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project.
Representative GrantsLos Angeles, California2015
$450,000 In support of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group project (over three years).
Representative GrantsMexico, Mexico2017
$300,000 to support policy recommendations and advocacy for shaping an effective National Prosecutor’s Office.
December 10, 2007 - Press Release
MacArthur will honor former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan with the first MacArthur Award for International Justice, Foundation President Jonathan Fanton announced today in a speech at the National Press Club. Read More
December 10, 2007 - Speech
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that the combination of the International Criminal Court, regional human rights courts, and the new norm of Responsibility to Protect are improving human rights around the world. Read More
November 28, 2007 - From The Field
Information from the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights and Human Rights Watch helped provide the basis for a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights involving discrimination against Roma children ... Read More
November 9, 2007 - Publication
Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, which provides approximately $260 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations, and talented individuals ... Read More
September 28, 2007 - Commentary
In a letter to the New York Times editor, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton says the United Nations Security Council should take the lead in enforcing arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court. Read More
August 9, 2007 - From The Field
On July 26, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on three cases brought against Russia by five Chechens, represented by MacArthur grantees the London-based European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) and the Russian NGO, Memorial ... Read More
May 24, 2007 - Commentary
In a letter to the Chicago Tribune editor, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton acknowledges the flaws in recent Nigerian elections but argues that the country's president, Olusegun Obasango, has put it on the path to stability. Read More
April 15, 2007 - Publication
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation first began making grants in Mexico in 1986 and opened an office in Mexico in 1991. Today, MacArthur provides approximately $6 million in grants each year to address ... Read More
March 30, 2007 - Commentary
MacArthur's President talks about MacArthur's grantmaking in Nigeria targeted towards human rights, reproductive health, and maternal mortality. Read More
February 13, 2013 - Video
Building on its 30-year history in the field, MacArthur's human rights and international justice grantmaking strategy focuses on defending freedom of expression and enhancing criminal justice globally, with a special emphasis in Mexico and Nigeria. Watch