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$1.15 Million to Support Chicago's New Mixed-Income Communities

MacArthur announced three grants totaling $1.15 million to promote the success of Chicago’s new mixed- income communities by providing services to residents.  These grants are part of the Foundation’s $50 million commitment to ... Read More

India Adopts CFI Recommendations for Community Forest Management

India's Ministry of Environment and Forests has announced that it will adopt a series of recommendations developed by MacArthur grantee Community Forestry International for improved forest management in the Northeast region of the country. Read More

MacArthur Announces First Winners Of New Creativity Award For Small Nonprofits

Expanding on its tradition of encouraging individual creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world’s most challenging problems, MacArthur announced the nine awards. Read More
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Annual Report 2005

A summary of the Foundation's activities during 2005. Read More

MacArthur Awards $800,000 to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Nigeria

MacArthur announced two grants totaling $800,000 in support of efforts to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. Read More

Wide Angle Begins Fifth Season

Wide Angle, a MacArthur-funded news documentary series of WNET, began its fifth season this summer.  The series consists of 45-minute documentaries on under-reported stories from around the world, followed by interviews with a variety of experts ... Read More
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“The Lobsterman”

The New Yorker
Ted Ames , 2005 MacArthur Fellow
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New MacArthur Grants To Support Innovative Media

MacArthur, a longtime supporter of public radio and television, announced two new grants to help bring quality information to U.S. audiences about other parts of the world. Read More

Exploring the Possibilities of Technology, an Essay from the President

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's efforts to explore the implications of the digital age. Read More

“The Importance of Institutions,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Chicago Donor’s Forum Luncheon

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details the Foundation's support of organizations around the world and its commitment to Chicago. Read More

"The Power of Partnerships: Insights from Chicago's Plan for Transformation," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities Annual Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the formation of the Partnership for New Communities and its goal to help new neighborhoods succeed by encouraging residents to move to them and genearting economic opportunities. Read More

MacArthur Recognizes Small, Creative And Effective Institutions

MacArthur is creating a new annual award of up to $500,000 each for a select group of small non-profit organizations around the world that have shown unusual effectiveness and creativity. Read More

MacArthur Awards $4.2 Million to Accelerate Juvenile Justice Reform

MacArthur announced six grants totaling nearly $4.2 million to help accelerate promising models for juvenile justice reform as part of its national Models for Change initiative. Read More

Remarks by Lukas Haynes at the Public Announcement of the Jefferson Science Fellows

Lukas Haynes, one of MacArthur's International Peace and Security Program Officers, discusses the importance of communication between policymakers and experts in the fields of science and technology. Read More