MacArthur Foundation Chooses 7 Nonprofits To Get $1 Million Grants

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The MacArthur Foundation has chosen seven nonprofits for grants of as much as $1 million to recognize their success and future potential in work ranging from promoting the rights of Nigerian women to researching anti-crime programs in Chicago, the foundation announced Thursday.

The groups chosen for the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions — whose annual grants range from $750,000 to $1 million — are all previous recipients of the Chicago-based foundation’s largess. They were chosen for this award after foundation staff reviewed how well each was run, MacArthur Foundation President Robert Gallucci said.

“These are stars in my view — organizations that stand out in the work that they do,” Gallucci said. “In every case, getting this award from the MacArthur Foundation, I’m told, helps them in their work and it adds to their effectiveness and their credibility.'”

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