The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.

Involvement in film

The MacArthur Foundation supports independent produced documentary films through an annual open call process. It supports additional film projects and the field through support of Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Documentary Fund, ITVS/Independent Lens, American Documentary Inc./POV, and Firelight Media.


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