A collection of information on MacArthur's grantmaking in Africa

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Headquartered in Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation works in about 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in India, Mexico and Nigeria.

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National Human Rights Commission in Nigeria Gains Independence

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed an Amendment establishing the autonomy of the country's formerly semi-governmental National Human Rights Commission. Read More

The Edge of Joy

A MacArthur-supported documentary focused on Nigeria's maternal mortality rate – the second-highest in the world – has been selected as the debut film for the new Economist Film Project Read More

Grantees Support Mass Rape Trial in DRC

MacArthur grantees the American Bar Association and Advocats Sans Frontieres led the efforts of Congolese lawyers representing 60 victims in the case against an army officer who sent his troops to rape, beat, and loot. Read More

Using Technology to Monitor Human Rights Abuses in Hard-to-Reach Places

Technology originally developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, with support from MacArthur, to help monitor human rights abuses in hard-to-reach places is the basis of the new Satellite Sentinel Project, which will ... Read More

Conservation & Sustainable Development Program Priorities

MacArthur makes policy-related grants targeting biodiversity conservation at a global scale while maintaing a variety of geographic focus regions. Read More

Foundation President Robert Gallucci Addresses the City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci shares his insights into philanthropy while discussing his background and his goals for the Foundation. Read More
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A Decade of Improvement in African Higher Education

This report highlights improvements in African higher education over the past decade, which stemmed from a $440 million investment by seven American foundations. Read More