Thursday, January 13, 2011

MACARTHUR FOUNDATION TO ANNOUNCE AWARDS

FOR CREATIVE AND EFFECTIVE NONPROFITS

Up To $1 Million Each for Innovative Organizations Worldwide

The MacArthur Awards for Creative and Effective Institutions, selected by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will be announced on Wednesday, January 19.

The Awards, which recognize exceptional Foundation grantees and help ensure their sustainability, reflect MacArthur’s tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world’s most challenging problems. The Awards provide organizations up to $1 million each to advance their missions.

In 2009, eight organizations from five different countries received the Awards, with missions ranging from defending equality in the Nigerian legal system (Access to Justice) to transforming low-income Chicago neighborhoods (Center for Neighborhood Technology) to advocating for conservation of natural resources (Caribbean Natural Resource Institute). Information on previous recipients.

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. More information.

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