MacArthur Foundation


MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest independent foundations. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago. We also make awards to individuals for extraordinary creativity through the MacArthur Fellows program; for institutional support through the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions; and for solutions to critical problems through 100 amp;Change. In India, the Foundation has supported a significant number of interventions to promote secondary education and population and reproductive health. More recently, the Foundation has invested in a significantly large portfolio of interventions to combat the adverse impact of Climate Change.



Market(s) Active

China, India, Nigeria, United States

Social causes


Support provided


Debt, Equity, Grant


Coaching and Mentoring of Management, Financial Management and/or Accounting, Human Resources, Legal Support, Operational Management

The team at MacArthur Foundation

  • Cecilia Conrad, Ph.D.

    Cecilia Conrad, Ph.D.

    CEO, Lever for Change / Managing Director of MacArthur Fellows and 100&Change at John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

  • Claire Poelking

    Claire Poelking

    Program Associate, Conservation and Sustainable Development at MacArthur Foundation

  • Dana Rice

    Dana Rice

    Vice President, Philanthropy, Lever for Change at MacArthur Foundation

  • Dipa Chowdhury

    Dipa Chowdhury

    Deputy Director, India at MacArthur Foundation (IN)

  • Jarnail Singh

    Jarnail Singh

    Deputy Director at MacArthur Foundation

  • jubois


    at Lever for Change, MacArthur Foundation

  • Moutushi Sengupta

    Moutushi Sengupta

    Country Director at MacArthur Foundation

  • Shanthini Thomas

    Shanthini Thomas

    Program Administrator at MacArthur Foundation

  • Vinay Jaju

    Vinay Jaju

    Managing Director at SwitchON Foundation

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