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

As we focus our work for greater impact centered on a small number of Big Bets and Enduring Commitments, additional MacArthur Awards for Creative and Effective Institutions will not be made at this time. We look forward to reinstating the program in the future. In the interim, we are applying what we have learned through 11 years of the Awards to institutional support grants provided as part our Chicago Commitment and other current areas of grantmaking.

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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Nigerian State Introduces Coroner’s Legislation

Based on efforts by MacArthur grantee Access to Justice, officials in the Nigerian state of Anambra will introduce legislation to require a coroner’s inquest into suspicious deaths.

"Two Local Groups Win MacArthur Grant"

From the Chicagoist

"MacArthur Annual Grants Go to 9 Nonprofits"

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MacArthur Announces 2009 Winners of Award for Creative & Effective Nonprofits

MacArthur announced that eight organizations in five countries will receive the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

Foreclosure Filings Continue to Grow in Chicago Region

This report from MacArthur grantee the Woodstock Institute shows that foreclosure filings in the Chicago region continue to grow.

The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

In this report: President’s Essay Strengthening Nigerian Universities Building Research Capacity: Spotlight on Four Nigerian Universities Improving Sexual & Reproductive Health Helping Adolescents Make Informed Decisions: Action Health Incorporated Advancing Human Rights Building Police Accountability, Strengthening ...