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Feb 05, 2015, 00:01 ET Nine Nonprofits Recognized For Exceptional Creativity And Effectiveness, Awarded Up To $1 Million Each

 The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named nine organizations as recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and...


Jan 29, 2015, 13:28 ET MacArthur Foundation To Announce Recipients Of MacArthur Award For Creative And Effective Institutions

On February 5, 2015, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation will announce the 2015 recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and...


Feb 28, 2013, 00:02 ET 13 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded up to $1.5 Million Each

 The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 13 organizations in five countries as recipients of the MacArthur Award for...


Feb 12, 2013, 11:47 ET Paul Klingenstein Joins MacArthur Board

 Paul Klingenstein, founder and managing partner of Aberdare Ventures, a venture capital firm, has been elected to serve on the MacArthur...


Feb 04, 2013, 13:04 ET Digital Media Challenge Offers $100K in Prizes For Fresh Ideas on Democracy

National Competition Features Expert Guest Judges, Spark Creative Conversations about Democracy Today marks the launch of a new digital...


Nov 29, 2012, 14:57 ET 34 Chicago Groups Form Hive Network To Engage Kids In Innovative Learning; New Funding Supports Expansion

In an innovative partnership to help Chicago youth develop the skills and creative confidence needed to thrive in our digital economy, 34 local...


Nov 14, 2012, 13:10 ET New Poll: Americans Strongly Support National Standards For Voting

Eighty-eight percent of Americans who voted in last week's election support establishing national standards for voting, including the hours polls...


Oct 02, 2012, 00:01 ET 23 MacArthur Fellows Announced

One call out of the blue – $500,000 – No strings The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 23 new MacArthur...


Jun 21, 2012, 11:48 ET Cecilia Conrad To Direct MacArthur Fellows Program

 Cecilia Conrad, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Pomona College, has been selected to serve as the next Director of the...


Jun 01, 2012, 16:40 ET Philanthropic Groups Partner To Increase Participation In Secondary Education In Developing Countries

 A group of philanthropic organizations are forming a partnership to provide up to $5 million for efforts to increase the participation,...


Mar 22, 2012, 11:45 ET MacArthur Awards $13.4 Million to Study and Support Enhanced Nuclear Security

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced grants to 16 organizations totaling $13.4 million to help prevent nuclear...


Mar 16, 2012, 17:18 ET Marjorie Scardino Elected To Chair Macarthur Foundation Board of Directors

 Marjorie M. Scardino, Chief Executive Officer of Pearson, was elected to chair the 15-member Board of Directors of the John D. and...


Feb 16, 2012, 00:01 ET 2012 MacArthur Awards for Creative and Effective Institutions Announced

Their missions are diverse – from protecting ecosystems to defending children's rights, from empowering girls to strengthening...


Sep 20, 2011, 00:01 ET 22 New MacArthur Fellows Announced

One call out of the blue – $500,000 – No strings The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 22 new MacArthur...


Sep 12, 2011, 13:30 ET MacArthur Foundation to Announce 2011 MacArthur Fellows September 20

One call out of the blue – $500,000 – No strings attached The 2011 MacArthur Fellows, awarded by the John D. and Catherine T....


Sep 12, 2011, 12:14 ET MacArthur Commits $176 Million to Conservation and Sustainable Development, Shares New Strategy

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, a supporter of conservation efforts around the world for more than 25 years, today announced a...


Dec 14, 2010, 11:22 ET Innovative Public-Private Partnership Introduces $100 Million Program to Preserve Affordable Rental Homes

An innovative partnership to finance the preservation of federally-subsidized rental housing in underserved markets brings together major financial...


Sep 28, 2010, 00:01 ET 23 New MacArthur Fellows Announced

Out of the blue – $500,000 – No strings The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 23 new MacArthur Fellows for...


Sep 22, 2009, 00:01 ET Photos: 24 New MacArthur Fellows Announced

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 24 new MacArthur Fellows for 2009. The new Fellows work across a broad spectrum...


Jun 30, 2009, 10:00 ET MacArthur to Support Master's Programs Around the World Offering Professional Training for Future Sustainable Development Leaders

Supporting rigorous professional training for future leaders in the field of sustainable development, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur...


Apr 28, 2009, 00:01 ET MacArthur Foundation Announces 2009 Winners of Award for Creative and Effective Nonprofits

Eight Organizations Receive up to $650,000 Each to Advance Innovative Work Continuing its tradition of encouraging creativity and building...


Apr 10, 2008, 01:00 ET MacArthur Foundation Announces 2008 Winners of Award for Creative and Effective Nonprofits

CHICAGO, April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that eight organizations in six...


Dec 11, 2007, 00:00 ET Public Willing to Pay More for Rehabilitation of Juvenile Offenders

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new surveys supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation show strong public...


Dec 10, 2007, 00:00 ET MacArthur Selects Kofi Annan for International Justice Award

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation will honor former United Nations Secretary General...


Feb 06, 2001, 00:00 ET Julia Stasch to Lead the Program on Human and Community Development Of The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

CHICAGO, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Julia Stasch of Chicago has been named Vice President of the Program on Human and Community Development of the...