Tag Archives: MacArthur Foundation
February 16, 2012, 12:01 am
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today the winners of its annual award for “creative and effective institutions,” a counterpart to the fund’s “genius” prize for individuals.
Fifteen nonprofits received grants ranging from $350,000 to $2.5-million.
The winners—nine from the United States and six from other countries—included organizations dedicated to analyzing Russian politics, pursuing investigative journalism, and supporting laws worldwide that enable civil-society groups to thrive.
As with the “genius” awards, the foundation does not seek or accept nominations. To qualify, groups must have received a previous grant from MacArthur.
Recipients must spend the money on ensuring the…