Monday 21 March 2016

MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a charitable organization that provides grants and it supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.

The award amount depends on the grant. In 2014, the Foundation paid out $231.4 million in grants and program-related investments to organizations and individuals in the United States and around the world.

With a few exceptions, there are no fixed deadlines.

This depends on the grant. Please check the eligibility for the grant you are interested in. 

Note that most of the grants are awarded to non-profit organizations. On rare occasions, they will make grants to for-profit groups but the project must have a charitable purpose. 

The Foundation also awards some grants to individuals. These grants, however, are closely aligned with the Foundation's topical interests and always result from a competitive and rigorous selection process involving panels of expert advisors.

MacArthur can consider funding only those applications that closely match three related criteria that appear in program guidelines:
  • topical focus addressed by the grantmaking strategy; 
  • geographic area covered by the grantmaking strategy; 
  • type of funding (general operating support, research, program support, etc.) that supports the grantmaking strategy. 


Source and Photo Credit: MacArthur Foundation 

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