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One of our favorite reactions from this week's #100andChange Finalists Live event, via @amandamisiko ! 😀❤️ "And they won!!! Congrats @cmtysolutions granted $100 million to #EndHomelessness leading with racial justice by @macfound #100andChange so glad I got to watch live with @JessVen2011 sorry DC if you heard us screaming."
Women of color continue to make history when it comes to public office. 🗳️ So we're hosting a screening of @andshecouldbenext , followed by a panel to celebrate their leadership. 👏👏👏 Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:00 p.m. CT Film screening (excerpt) 4:45 p.m. CT Panel discussion 6:00 p.m. CT Event ends Link in profile to RSVP.
Today is #WorldBookDay! 📚 So we put together eight quotes from MacArthur Fellows #MacFellow) who are writers. ✍️ Link in profile for all you bibliophiles. 🥰 Yiyun Li @ocean_vuong Stuart Dybek Karen Russell Terrance Hayes Colson Whitehead Fred Moten N. K. Jemisin
Today is the day. At 3pm CT, we’ll be hosting a live event featuring the six finalists in our #100andChange competition and then announcing the $100 million recipient. 🏆 Watch it live on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.con/macfound.
“Our young people deserve safety and the opportunity to grow up and make a difference in the world.”—Veronica Ortiz of @bpncchicago Ortiz joined Omar Torres-Kortright of @segundoruizbelvis and Matt DeMateo of @newlifecenters to reflect on public safety and accountability amid continued police killings in the U.S., including 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago. We are proud to support their work. (link in profile)
Happy #EarthDay! ❤️🌎
Congratulations to Chicago's first Medal of Honor recipients! They have made a difference in the city and we're proud to support a few of them. 🏅
Imagine waking up and realizing you were awarded a $100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation. 👀💯 That's what happened to staff at @cmtysolutions this morning! They are the grant recipients in our #100andChange competition and are working to accelerate an end to homelessness in 75 communities in the United States. Some really inspiring work that is helping a lot of people. ❤️ If you had $100 million for your nonprofit, what issue would you work on? 🤔
Vartan Gregorian, president of @carnegiecorp , was an extraordinary philanthropic leader. He leaves a lasting legacy of transformative grantmaking to meet the issues of our time, and we mourn his loss. From their website: "It is with great sadness that Carnegie Corporation of New York acknowledges the passing of our esteemed president, Vartan Gregorian, on April 15, 2021, in New York City at age 87...The Corporation has lost a devoted and tireless leader — an extraordinary champion of education, immigration, and international peace and security, and steward of Andrew Carnegie’s legacy. We, his colleagues, have lost a mentor, an inspiration, and, for so many, a very dear friend."
On April 7, 2021, we'll be hosting an event featuring the six finalists of #100andChange. 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍🌏 And then announcing the $100 million recipient of the competition. 🏆 Mark your calendars and we'll provide the link to the live stream soon!
Live now, #100andChange: Finalists Live! One of these six finalists will earn a $100 million MacArthur grant. Watch it all live here: https://www.youtube.com/macfound
This week MacArthur President @johnpalfrey was elected as a member of @americanacad , and is among 250 artists, scholars, scientists, and leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Congratulations! 🥳🥂
"I am calling to say congratulations..." ⁣ ⁣ We're pleased to announce that Community Solutions has been named the $100 million award recipient in our #100andChange competition! 🏆 ⁣ ⁣ Check out this behind-the-scenes video of their staff reacting to the news, we're sure it'll give you the feels too. ❤️⁣ ⁣ Learn more about their work (link in profile).
Something positive to close out #EarthDay! 🌎🌍🌏⁣ ⁣ Via @newshour : In 1980, the average U.S. county only had air quality rated as good on 59 percent of days during the year, according to EPA data. Forty years later, that number has gone up nearly 30 percentage points. The EPA defines “good air quality” when the air quality index is between 0 and 50 and air pollution poses little or no risk.⁣ ***⁣ When adjusted for population change, the data shows that California’s air had the largest improvement in quality per square mile. Hawaii had the largest decrease, partly due to air pollution caused by volcanoes. Data via @usafacts #EarthDay #EarthDay2021
One. Week. From. Today! 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍🌏 We will know the identity of the $100 million recipient in our #100andChange competition. 🏆 Link in our profile to learn more about the six finalists who will present at our Finalists Live event next Wednesday, April 7: Clinton Health Access Initiative @cmtysolutions @natgeopristineseas @unmprojectecho @report4america @wmpglobal
Via MacArthur President @johnpalfrey . True justice will not be with us unless George Floyd—and #BreonnaTaylor, #DaunteWright, #AdamToledo, and so many others—were still alive. There’s much for us all to be done to create a more just system for all people of color and, indeed, for all of us. #GeorgeFloyd
“It’s hard to avoid the historical significance. That does add a sense of responsibility and pressure to succeed, and that’s fine with me. I like to exceed expectations.” Congratulations to the next chairwoman of the @artinstitutechi , Denise Gardner! 🎉🥂 From the @nytimes : "The longtime art collector and marketing executive Denise Gardner will become the chairwoman of the @artinstitutechi in November, perhaps the country’s first Black woman to hold that position on a major museum board...Having served for 15 years as a trustee and for five in her current role as vice chair, Gardner has championed Black artists as well as art accessibility and education for underrepresented audiences." (📷 : Lori Sapio, @artinstitutechi )