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

What's New

RSS
Andrei Medshuevskiy, Institute of Law & Public Policy thumbnail

Andrei Medshuevskiy, Institute of Law & Public Policy

Andrei Medshuevskiy, Institute of Law & Public Policy, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

Watch

MacArthur Announces 2008 Winners of Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Continuing its tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world’s most challenging problems, MacArthur announced today that eight organizations in six countries will receive the MacArthur Award for ... Read More

2008 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Spanning the globe, eight organizations representing a diverse array of initiatives, receive between $350,000 and $500,000 for their effectiveness and creativity. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Awards Ceremony for the 2007 Recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton honors the eight diverse organizations recognized as 2007 winners of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Read More

"Announcement of Insyde’s Award for Creative and Effective Institutions," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton recognizes Insyde's efforts to find productive ways for Mexican police to meet the challenge of rising crime while still respecting human rights and maintaining public trust. Read More

La Fundación MacArthur Anuncia A Los Ganadores Del 2007 Del Premio Para Instituciones Sin Ánimo De Lucro Creatvias Y Efectivas

Fiel a su tradición de motivar la creatividad y promover instituciones creativas para tratar de atender algunos de los problemas más apremiantes del mundo, la Fundación John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur anunció hoy Read More

MacArthur Foundation Announces 2007 Winners of Award for Creative and Effective Nonprofits

Continuing its tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world’s most challenging problems, MacArthur announced the eight award winners. Read More
Manuel Pulgar-Vida, PSEL on MacArthur Award thumbnail

Manuel Pulgar-Vida, PSEL on MacArthur Award

The MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recognizes a group of small non-profits each year with up to $500,000. The Award expands on the Foundation's tradition of encouraging individual creativity and building effective ...

Watch
Kevin Jackson, Chicago Rehab Network on MacArthur Award thumbnail

Kevin Jackson, Chicago Rehab Network on MacArthur Award

The MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recognizes a group of small non-profits each year with up to $500,000. The Award expands on the Foundation's tradition of encouraging individual creativity and building effective ...

Watch
Jamie Love, Knowledge Ecology on MacArthur Award thumbnail

Jamie Love, Knowledge Ecology on MacArthur Award

The MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recognizes a group of small non-profits each year with up to $500,000. The Award expands on the Foundation's tradition of encouraging individual creativity and building effective ...

Watch