MacArthur Looks Abroad for Big Bet Recipient
The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation will place its $100 million “big bet” on an organization looking to solve a social problem outside of the United States. The foundation whittled thousands of applications down to about 800 by the end of 2016, and has now announced a slate of eight semi-finalists for the grant: Catholic Relief Services: Changing how society cares for children in orphanages Himalayan Cataract: Eliminating needless blindness in Nepal, Ethiopia and Ghana Human Diagnosis Project: Providing virtual access to specialist medical care for underserved U.S.
MacArthur Foundation: $100 Million, One Grant, One Social Problem
The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that it will award $100 million in a single grant to solve one social problem facing the United States. The 100&Change initiative will impanel a slate of expert judges to review all “valid proposals,” which will be collected until October 3, 2016.