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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Shifting Gears on Juvenile Justice Communications

Tools developed by FrameWorks Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, help advocates develop an effective narrative to advance juvenile justice reform. Read More
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Chicago Program Cuts Arrests Among Youth

An evaluation of Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man (BAM) program found that the program significantly reduced violent crime while high-school graduations rose sharply among program participants. Read More