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.
Funding Available to Reform Juvenile Justice Approach to Mental Health
The MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, are sponsoring a program to support states in developing more responsive policies affecting justice-involved youth with behavioral health disorders.
MacArthur Announces $2 Million in Awards for Film Grants, Including A Social Change Project for Youth
MacArthur Foundation Chicago, Illinois (312) 726-8000 www.macfound.org The MacArthur Foundation has announced awards totaling $2 million to 18 independently produced documentary film projects, one of which puts the spotlight on youth-led advocacy.
MacArthur Foundation, Grants October 2012
MacArthur Foundation Chicago, Illinois www.macfound.org (312) 726-8000 Following Grant announced: October, 2012 National Mentoring Partnership, Alexandria, Va., $400,000 to establish a state Mentoring Partnership in Illinois and launch a national mentoring program with veterans (over three years).
Notes from Federal JJ Advisory Group Meeting in Washington
It has been quite awhile since Youth Services Insider (YSI) set foot in the third floor conference room of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs building in Chinatown, the secular cathedral of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.