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John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation

$75 Million Pledge To Help Reduce Number Of Nonviolent, Poor, Mentally Ill In Jail

Associated Press | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) -- In an effort to reduce the number of people locked up in local jails around the U.S., the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundati...

Ryan J. Reilly

MacArthur Foundation Will Spend Millions To Thin Jail Populations | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A private foundation will give out millions of dollars in grants to local jurisdictions that agree to try new ways to safely reduce the ...

Arthur Delaney

MacArthur Genius Grantee Received Food Stamps | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three years ago, poverty qualified choreographer Kyle Abraham for food stamps. On Wednesday, the MacArthur Foundation announced it had a...

MacArthur Increases 'Genius Grants' To $625K

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts

CHICAGO — The MacArthur Foundation announced Tuesday that it is increasing the value of its annual "genius grants" to $625,000. Previously, gra...

MacArthur Genius Grants Announced

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

Winners for the The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship -- commonly known as the "genius awards" -- were leaked today on the New ...

Lady Gaga Launches 'Born This Way Foundation' To Fight Bullying

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga is launching a foundation with the help of the MacArthur Foundation and Harvard University. The Grammy-winning singer anno...

'Genius Grants' Announced

AP | By CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A Chicago skyscraper architect, a New York City children's choir founder and a North Carolina scientist who studies how to prevent sports-r...

Sargent Shriver's Chicago-Based Non-Profit Awarded MacArthur Grant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation named 11 organizations recipients of the 2010 "Award for Creative and Effective Institut...

Meet The 2010 MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The famed MacArthur Fellows Program, which awards "Genius" grants to exceptional inventors, innovators and other creative types, has announced 23 new ...

Inspire a New Generation of Game Experiences for Children

Connie Yowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Connie Yowell

A recent survey indicated the 90% of U.S. teenagers have played video games. It's time for the nonprofit world to harness this power and make gaming an engaging learning experience.

The Simple Health Insurance Solution

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I've had my own angry, screaming battles with my health insurance carrier. It seems everyone I've talked to has had a similar experience. I just don't see them marching on Washington about it.

MacArthur Foundation Gives Millions To Stem City Foreclosures

Crain's Chicago Business | Monée Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(Crain's) -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced it's giving $68 million to Chicago-area organizations to help battle the home...