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2008 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Spanning the globe, eight organizations representing a diverse array of initiatives, receive between $350,000 and $500,000 for their effectiveness and creativity.

Issue Briefs by MacArthur Research Network on Mental Health Policy Research

Eleven issue briefs were released by the MacArthur Research Network on Mental Health Policy Research at a conference that explored issues related to mental health in the mainstream of public policy on April 7. Competition and ...

Policy Experts Call for Broad New Agenda for Mental Health Care

Legislators, policy makers and funders must acknowledge the critical role of mainstream institutions in providing mental health services in America’s informal mental health system

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Conference on Mental Health in the Mainstream of Public Policy

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci reflects on the Foundation's thirty years of mental health grantmaking and suggests steps to create an integrated system of mental health care.

New MacArthur Action Network to Address Legal Representation for Indigent Juveniles

MacArthur Foundation announced the creation of a new national action network.

“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.

Bolstering Success of Chicago Middle-School Students

A program to increase the success of middle-school students in Chicago and bolster their chances of graduating high school was announced at an event at the Orozco Community Academy.

“Getting it Done: New Tools for Communities,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the LISC National Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how to tap the significant economic and human potential of urban neighborhoods.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Announcement of the Integrated Services in Schools Program

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to help foster positive change in Chicago's poor but promising neighborhoods.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Receives MacArthur Award for International Justice

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today honored former United Nations Secretary General Kofi A. Annan with the MacArthur Award for International Justice at a 1200-person dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Remarks by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan upon receiving the MacArthur Award for International Justice, New York

Kofi Annan discusses the changing definition of national sovereignty - from a privilege to a responsibility - and the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect.

Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the Conferral of the MacArthur Award for International Justice

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton celebrates former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

New International Journal of Learning and Media to be Published by Monterey Institute of Technology & MIT Press

The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) has received a $2 million grant from MacArthur to support the development and publication of a new quarterly journal.

Metro Areas Need to Use Power of Their Votes

An opinion piece by Bruce Katz and MarySue Barrett calls for a “reimagination” of the partnership between the federal government and metropolitan regions.

Report Documents Dangers to Youth in Adult Jails

It is extremely difficult to keep youth safe in adult jails, according to a new report by the Campaign for Youth Justice. It found that 21% of all substantiated victims of inmate-on-inmate sexual violence were under ...
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