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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"Food As a Tool For Peace"

U.S. News
Related Grantee: Stimson Center
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"The Well-Read Wonk on Democracy and the Bomb"

Arms Control Wonk
Related Grantee: Stimson Center
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"OBE Honour for Sangath Founder"

The Times of India
Related Grantee: Sangath
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"Their View: Stop Throwing Kids into Debtors' Prison"

Freeport Journal-Standard
Related Grantee: Juvenile Law Center
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"The Case for No-First-Use"

Cipher Brief
Related Grantee: Arms Control Association
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