Tuesday, January 2, 2018

MacArthur Foundation Awards

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Early Childhood

100&Change was a competition for a $100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation to fund a single proposal that "promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time." Proposals from any field or problem area were welcome

So who won the competition?  

The announcement was made December 20, 2017. There were four awards.

--Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee for educating children displaced by conflict and persecution ($100 million),

 --Catholic Relief Services for changing how society cares for children in orphanages ($15 million),

--Harvest Plus for eliminating hunger in Africa by fortifying crops ($15 million), and

--Rice 360^0 Institute for Global Health (Rice University) for improving newborn survival in Africa ($15 million). 

You may learn more about them here and view short films on each project. In addition you will find short descriptions of the problem, key facts, changes made to the final proposal, the solution and the project teams. The MacArthur Foundation is committed to finding additional funding for the smaller grants.

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