Dealflow | September 24, 2020

MacArthur Foundation commits $25 million to COVID recovery and election integrity

Jessica Pothering
ImpactAlpha Editor

Jessica Pothering

ImpactAlpha, September 24 – MacArthur Foundation has made grants totaling $10 million to organizations supporting Black, Native and other under-represented groups disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Recipients include: Cultural Survival, Native Voices Rising, and the Chicago Racial Justice Pooled Fund. 

Another $15 million in grants went to organizations strengthening voter education and fighting voter suppression, including the Leadership Conference Education Fund, Media Democracy Fund and United We Dream. 

MacArthur was one of five foundations to commit $1.7 billion over three years to the pandemic recovery process. With its $125 million contribution, funded through a social bond, MacArthur joined the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Ford, Kellogg and Mellon foundations.