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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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Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the IUCN World Conservation Congress Climate Plenary

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews how the Foundation's thinking about conservation has evolved, outlines its grantmaking strategy in the area, and announces a $50 million commitment to climate change adaptation. Read More
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Report on Education for Sustainable Development Practice

A report from the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice lays the groundwork for Master's in Development Practice programs worldwide. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the UN Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details how U.S. foundations can serve as important partners to the United Nations in achieving the latter's Millenium Development Goals. Read More

Global Migration

MacArthur takes an explicitly global view on population movement, with an emphasis on international migration. Read More

Chicago Organizations to Form International Connections

MacArthur awarded $325,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with 16 countries. Read More
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Pankaj Shah, SEWA Rural

Pankaj Shah, SEWA Rural, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.


MacArthur's Kole Shettima Describes Ways to Fight Maternal Mortality

In an opinion-editorial in the Nigerian Guardian, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima outlines how the country can greatly reduce the number of women who die during or after childbirth. Read More

"The Challenge of International Justice," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the International Criminal Court and the Foundation's support for other human rights measures. Read More

New Map Identifies Conservation Priorities in Madagascar

Two MacArthur Fellows have created a new map of conservation priorities in Madagascar, among the world’s most significant biodiversity hotspots and a focus of MacArthur’s conservation grantmaking. With funding from the Foundation, Patricia Wright ... Read More

“MacArthur and Millennium Development Goal #5,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at a UN Dinner Hosted by General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim at the University Club

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details the Foundation's support of efforts to reduce maternal mortality and urges other foundations to also work to address the United Nation's Millenium Development Goals. Read More