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

14 Chicago Arts Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness

The Award, which recognizes exceptional nonprofit organizations that are engaged in the Foundation’s core fields of work and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with $200,000 to $1 million. 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

"A Better Way to Teach History"

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Related Grantee: Tobin Project
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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