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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More
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Building Trust in Online Learning Environments

The 5th annual Digital Media and Learning Competition, dubbed the Trust Challenge, awarded $1.2 million to 13 projects that will help foster trust in online learning environments. Read More
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Tech Solutions Key to VotoLatino Innovators Challenge Winners

A total of $500,000 in grants will be shared among seven winners of the VotoLatino Innovators Challenge, a competition that encouraged millennial-led projects that leverage technology to improve conditions and learning in Latino communities. Read More
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Foundations Partner to Build a Stronger Digital Society

Five foundations will jointly address the challenges and opportunities of the digital age, including committing to help keep the Internet open, secure, accessible and affordable to all Read More
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Supporting Civic Tech Innovation

The Governance Lab Academy has launched a series of coaching programs designed to help participants working in civic engagement and innovation to develop effective projects from idea to implementation. Read More
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Nine Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

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. Read More
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Virtual Roundtables Set on Reinventing Nuclear Security

A series of six virtual roundtables will explore how 21st Century innovation might accelerate progress toward the eventual eradication of nuclear weapons and the threats posed by nuclear materials. Read More
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Assessing a Digital Attack on Syrian CSO

A Syrian citizen media group critical of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was recently targeted in a customized digital attack designed to unmask their location, according to a report from The Citizen Lab. Read More
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Online Tool Tracks Climate Change Responses By State

The MacArthur-supported State Adaptation Progress Tracker is intended to hold states and policymakers accountable to the plans they develop to respond to climate change. Read More
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Exploring Technology’s Role in Running Efficient Elections

In a series of convenings across the country, state legislators and legislative staff joined state and local election officials to discuss how elections are currently run and how elections administration can be improved in the future. Read More
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National LRNG Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients Selected

Fourteen schools across the United States have won LRNG Innovation Challenge grants from the National Writing Project to spur innovation in the classroom. Read More
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Learning Labs Becoming Innovation Spaces for Teens

A report by the Institute of Museum and Library Services details the growing impact that learning labs in libraries and museums across the country are having on teen learning. Read More