MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Continuing MacArthur's tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world's most challenging problems, these annual awards recognize exceptional Foundation grantees and help ensure their sustainability. Learn more

Nine Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

From tracking money in U.S. elections to protecting the vulnerable in Mexico to reinvigorating civics education, these extraordinary organizations are tackling some of the most difficult social challenges and achieving outsized impact. Read More

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Proposed Enhancements to ICC Victims Programs

A study by the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley assesses victims support resources provided by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and offers recommendations for improving them. Read More
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Voluntary Consensus Standards Can Establish Efficient and Safe Nuclear Operations

The increase of climate change and energy security concerns are resulting in countries looking to nuclear power for electricity needs, according to a study by the Stimson Center. Read More
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Peace Agreement Success Depends on Inclusion of Natural Resources

A study by Forest Trends, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, suggests that the failure of peace agreements is largely due to the lack of natural resource management. Read More
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Citizen Lab Questions Fitness Tracker Security

Researchers evaluated the type of data fitness trackers generate and determined that several models can expose users to hackers and cybercriminals. Read More
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Out-of-State Contributions Boost Gubernatorial Candidates

A study by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recipient, examines the trending topic of the proliferation and influence of out-of-state donors. Read More

"Why ProPublica Joined the Dark Web"

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Staff

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Cecilia A. Conrad

Managing Director
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Cate A. Fox

Senior Program Officer

Mariela Evans

Executive Secretary

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation