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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Reporting Partnership Explores Challenges to World's Food Supply

Food for 9 Billion examines the difficulty of feeding the world in the face of growing populations, shrinking resources, and changing diets. Read More
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Protected Areas in Africa’s Albertine Rift Continue to Support Wildlife

A new book produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Albertine Rift Conservation Society, both MacArthur grantees, finds that strong management of the areas has preserved regional wildlife. Read More
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Carnegie Moscow Center, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Carnegie Moscow Center, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, produces impartial analysis of Russian politics and policy.

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Albertine Rift Conservation Society, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Albertine Rift Conservation Society fights to preserve biodiversity in the Albertine Rift. Read More
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Red Nacional de Derechos Humanos (Red TDT), 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Monitoring and documenting human rights abuses in Mexico to raise awareness of human rights violations nationally and internationally. Read More
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The Moth, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Moth supports the art and craft of storytelling to foster meaningful communication in today’s society. Read More
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MacArthur Announces 2012 Winners of Award for Creative and Effective Nonprofits

Their missions are diverse – from protecting ecosystems to defending children’s rights, from empowering girls to strengthening neighborhoods, from investigative reporting to eliminating abusive financial practices. Read More
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Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

BPI works to address some of the Chicago area’s most pressing social justice challenges. Read More
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Carnegie Moscow Center, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Carnegie Moscow Center provides an invaluable platform for open debate of key issues in a society at a crossroads. Read More

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