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Encyclopedia of Life Unveils First 30,000 Pages

The first 30,000 pages of an online Encyclopedia of Life were unveiled today for public “alpha” testing and feedback.

Renewed Support for American Documentary | P.O.V.

MacArthur has given a grant of $1,500,000 over the next three years to support the P.O.V series and related online and education activities through 2010.

"Scaling Up Access to Cheaper Bandwidth in Nigeria," Remarks by Kole Shettima at a Workshop on ICT Development and Access to more Affordable Bandwidth for Universities, Research and Higher Educational Institutions

MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa's efforts to secure access to cheaper bandwidth.

Tracing MacArthur's History and Legacy

President Jonathan Fanton traces MacArthur's history and its legacy of grantmaking in support of justice in Chicago and around the world.

17 Innovative Projects to Share $2 Million in Inaugural Digital Media and Learning Competition

A mixed reality game allows high school students in Los Angeles and Cairo to learn about the real-time impact of air pollution in their neighborhoods.

"Private Philanthropy in Service of the Public Interest,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton as part of the Spaso House Discussion Series

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's grantmaking around the world and notes the growth of philanthropy in Russia.

UN Makes Civilian Protection a Priority for Peacekeepers in DR Congo

Late last month, the Congolese government and 22 armed groups signed a peace agreement. MacArthur grantee Human Rights Watch was present at the negotiations and helped to secure language in the agreement to ensure that perpetrators ...

Rental Housing Gets Boost in Administration Budget

Policy analysis and outreach by the MacArthur-supported National Housing Trust and other affordable housing grantees helped win a $1.2 billion increase in the Administration's proposed 2009 budget compared to last year. The increase includes ...

“Science, Education, and International Cooperation,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how science can catalyze partnerships between nations, particularly in civil society and higher education.

Fund to Help Neighborhoods Benefit from 2016 Olympics

MacArthur, The Chicago Community Trust, the McCormick Tribune Foundation, and the Polk Bros. Foundation announced that they are establishing a fund to ensure the 2016 Chicago olympics would provide lasting benefits to neighborhoods and residents.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton Upon Visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's commitment to UN Millenium Development Goal #5 and applauds Annan's leadership on climate change and non-proliferation.

Report on Implementation of The Learning Partnership

In 2002 the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation launched a national initiative to improve education for urban youth through a strategy of district system reform.

MacArthur Awards $7.1 Million to the University of Ibadan and Bayero University

MacArthur is awarding new grants totaling $7.1 million to expand academic and research programs and strengthen staff development at two Nigerian universities as part of the Foundation’s efforts to improve higher education in Africa.

“Building Institutions for Social Change: The Case for Buy-and-Hold Philanthropy,” Keynote Speech by Jonathan Fanton at the PRI Makers Network Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relays his passion for program-related investments and urges other foundations to join MacArthur in that area.