This Labor Day weekend saw the opening of the Pullman National Monument, Chicago’s first national monument that showcases industrial innovation, urban planning, civil rights, and the labor movement.
Shoutout to all of the nonprofits that we support who helped make this vision a reality.
Join us for an online panel discussion to officially kick off the new Nigeria Youth Futures Fund, created in partnership with LEAP Africa.
The $5 million fund, seeded by the MacArthur Foundation and Ford Foundation, will build on momentum in the region from the youth-led #ENDSARS movement. It will inspire, empower, and equip a new cadre of leaders with skills for personal, organizational, and community transformation. The discussion will center around the new Fund and what’s next for the emerging group of youth leaders in Nigeria.
Ms. Sarah Egbo, Policy Support Lead, Gender Mobile Initiative
Mr. Dabesaki Mac-Ikemenjima, Program Officer, Office of Western Africa, Ford Foundation
Mr. Femi Taiwo, Executive Director, LEAP Africa
Dr. Kole Shettima, Co-Director, On Nigeria and Director, Nigeria Office, MacArthur Foundation
When COVID-19 became a global health crisis in the spring of 2020, public health experts worldwide heard the same concern: financial support from government and international organizations was failing to reach crucial, community-based organizations (CBOs) trusted by those hit hardest by the pandemic.
About the same time, friends Xavier Nogueras and Cesar Rolon saw the virus devastate Latinx communities in Chicago. Both marketing executives used their contacts with elected officials, healthcare professionals, and nonprofits to become the driving forces in creating Illinois Unidos. They formed a network of more than 200 volunteers addressing the immediate and long-term impacts of COVID-19…
All year we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellowship and highlighting the MacArthur Fellows Program’s commitment to recognizing exceptionally creative and inspiring individuals with no-strings-attached grants.
Much has changed over the past forty years, but a few things have stayed the same: MacArthur Fellows in various fields have pursued their creative ideas, cultivated cross-disciplinary collaborations, and inspired us with their field-changing endeavors.
Throughout the year, we have been posting reflections from MacArthur Fellows on how the Fellowship has impacted them. …
Today at 12pm CT, join us for our first Digital Roundtable featuring MacArthur Fellows in the sciences!
Moderated by MacArthur’s Jay Goodwin, we’ll hear from:
Damien Fair, Cognitive Neuroscientist, 2020 MacArthur Fellow
Jerry Mitrovica, Theoretical Geophysicist, 2019 MacArthur Fellow
Victoria Orphan, Geobiologist, 2016 MacArthur Fellow
MacArthur is joining other funders who collectively invest in the health of a vibrant internet that serves the public interest to reverse its decision to abruptly shut down the accounts of a group of New York University researchers tracking how misinformation spreads on the social media company’s platform.
In an open letter to Facebook, Foundation presidents representing membership of the NetGain Partnership say the company’s latest actions undermine the independent, public-interest research and journalism that provides platform and algorithmic transparency necessary to make evidence-based policy vital to a healthy democracy. Our foundations share a vision for an open, secure, and…
Training to protect whistleblowers. Empowering young children. A snapshot of some of the work of our grantees in Nigeria.
Summer 2021 saw the return of events to full capacity, indoors and outdoors in the United States. Mask restrictions relaxed. And Americans began to return to activities that they used to enjoy before the COVID-19 pandemic upended routines in early 2020.
Then the Delta variant entered the chat.
In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed their mask guidance policy just last week, recommending that fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor areas with substantial or high transmission. …
The Catalytic Capital Consortium (C3), a partnership between MacArthur, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Omidyar Network, announced that its grantmaking program has awarded $1.2 million in grants to a group of leading impact investing networks. The funding will help increase the knowledge, awareness, and use of catalytic capital among a diverse set of investors globally, with a focus on identifying and spreading best practices.
C3 is a global initiative to help the impact investment field realize its full potential to create inclusive growth, achieve equity, improve health, fight climate change, and reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. …