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

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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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The database, which was created by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, enables citizens, journalists, and public officials to sort the data by legislator, legislative committee, and specific legislation. Read More
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Asistencia Legal por los Derechos Humanos, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Asistencia Legal por los Derechos Humanos is protecting the rights of vulnerable people amidst justice reform in Mexico. Watch
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Firelight Media, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Firelight Media is supporting diverse documentary filmmakers to tell untold stories. Watch
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Forest Trends, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Forest Trends is bringing the value of forests into the modern economy. Watch
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FrameWorks Institute, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, FrameWorks Institute, is improving how we understand and talk about complex social issues. Watch