2015 MacArthur Awards for Creative, Effective Institutions Announced

2015 MacArthur Awards for Creative, Effective Institutions Announced

The has announced the recipients of the 2015 .

Nine nonprofit organizations were each awarded grants ranging from $350,000 to $1 million, depending on the size of their budgets, to build their cash reserves or endowments, develop a strategic plan, and/or upgrade their technology and physical infrastructure. The award recognizes exceptional nonprofits that are engaged in the foundation's core fields of work and aims to help ensure their long-term sustainability.

This year's awardees are ($350,000) in Mexico City; ($500,000) in New York City; ($1 million) in Washington, D.C.; ($1 million) in Washington, D.C.; the ($1 million); ($750,000) in Washington, D.C.; the ($500,000); the ($1 million) in Helena, Montana; and the ($750,000) in New York City.

"From tracking money in U.S. elections to protecting the vulnerable in Mexico to reinvigorating civics education, these extraordinary organizations are tackling some of the most difficult social challenges and achieving outsized impact," said MacArthur foundation vice president Elspeth Revere. "This award recognizes their leadership and success, and it is also a significant investment in their long-term future."

"." John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Press Release 02/04/2015.