Grant(s) announced: February 27, 2013
The MacArthur Foundation announced the recipients of the 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions . The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with $500,000 to $1.5 million, depending on the size of its budget. Organizations will use this support to build cash reserves and endowments, develop strategic plans, and upgrade technology and physical infrastructure.
The following domestic youth serving organizations were among the grantees:
Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill., $750,000, protects the rights and well-being of young people in the juvenile justice system and advocates for fairer laws and policies.
Family Care International. New York, New York, $1 million, makes pregnancy and childbirth safer for mothers worldwide through research, advocacy, and partnerships.
Grant(s) Start Date: January 2013
National Public Education Support Fund, Washington, D.C., $25,000 for general operating support for the Education Funder Strategy Group.
New Venture Fund, Washington, D.C., $500,000 to develop public/private partnerships that advance the spread of the Connected Learning approach and to launch a campaign to directly engage youth in Connected Learning.
Chicago Art Department, Chicago, Ill. $150,000 to design and provide media production support for the Learning Labs project and Chicago Hive Learning Network.
Coalition for Juvenile Justice, Washington, D.C., $500,000 In support of the Eighth Annual Models for Change Working Conference.
Columbia College Chicago Center for Community Arts Partnerships, Chicago, Ill., $100,000 to support the Convergence Academies, a school reform model that infuses digital media and technology into all aspects of learning.
Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., $350,000 to support FUSE, a program to engage young people in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields through easy-to-accomplish, hands-on exploratory challenges.
Institute for Research and Reform in Education, Toms River, N.J., $82,000 to support planning and program development for New Communities Program neighborhood organizations.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., $290,000 to support a workshop to develop standards on use of benefit-cost analysis for interventions affecting children, youth, and families.
Technical Assistance Collaborative, Boston, Mass., $100,000 to support technical assistance in the implementation of financing and policy changes to sustain reforms improving mental health services to juvenile justice-involved youth in Models for Change states.
University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., $500,00 to support the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab to advance innovative learning experiences for youth in Chicago.
University of Michigan, School of Information, Ann Arbor, Mich., $150,000 to build a new funders network that advances innovations in science, technology, engineering, and math learning in and out of school.