MacArthur’s grantmaking in India primarily supports population and reproductive health programs. A new initiative seeks to improve participation by marginalized girls in quality secondary education. Additional grantmaking focused on peace and security aims to strengthen stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

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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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Our Grantmaking in India

MacArthur has been active in India since 1990 and opened an office in New Delhi in 1994, led by a staff of Indians who know and love their country. The Foundation's grantmaking in India focuses on population and reproductive health work at the national level, but there is also a special focus on efforts in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Gujarat, states that have a significant unmet need for reproductive health information and services.

What's New


"Katherine Boo"

From The Colbert Report
Katherine Boo, MacArthur Fellow, 2002
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India Funds Community Health Workers for Newborn Care

The Government of India approved funding for more than 800,000 female community health workers to provide home-based postnatal and newborn care services. Read More

$1.2 Million to Support Research and Collaboration on Girls’ Secondary Education in the Developing World

In support of girls’ post-primary education in developing countries, MacArthur awarded four grants totaling more than $1.2 million. Read More
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Harnessing Corporate Philanthropy to Educate the World’s Poor

A report by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings suggests specific opportunities to achieve greater impact in educating the world’s poor through corporate philanthropy. Read More

Slideshow: Population & Reproductive Health

The Foundation’s population and reproductive health grantmaking seeks to reduce maternal death and illness and to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. 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

UN Announces $40 Billion Commitment to Fight Maternal and Child Deaths

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the investment, which includes $30 million in grants from MacArthur. Read More

Conference Shapes Collective Efforts on Maternal Health

With MacArthur support, organizations from India, Mexico, and Nigeria joined academics and government officials at the first global technical meeting focused solely on maternal health. Read More

International Multimedia Institute Launches in India

Aspiring journalists in India can now train in an 11-month digital media program that emphasizes the best professional practices. Read More

Delhi Government Ordered to Pay Pregnant Woman Who Was Denied Care

The Delhi High Court ordered the Government of Delhi to compensate a woman who gave birth alone three months after she was denied medical benefits by a public maternity center. Read More